Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-2098 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers

All other assemblers and fabricators not listed separately, including team assemblers who work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. May participate in making decisions affecting the work. Includes team leaders who work as part of the team. Assemblers who continuously perform the same task may be classified elsewhere in 51-2000.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,306,150 0.9 % $15.95 $33,180 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $11.71 $14.75 $18.82 $24.39
Annual Wage (2) $20,820 $24,350 $30,690 $39,150 $50,730


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 214,050 5.96 $13.30 $27,650
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 133,200 22.65 $16.03 $33,340
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 130,100 59.82 $22.36 $46,510
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 99,700 14.28 $16.75 $34,840
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 49,800 33.68 $17.60 $36,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 130,100 59.82 $22.36 $46,510
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 49,800 33.68 $17.60 $36,600
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 11,590 33.27 $14.48 $30,120
Household Appliance Manufacturing 17,390 28.33 $16.46 $34,230
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 8,980 26.37 $16.98 $35,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 350 0.17 $24.17 $50,270
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 130,100 59.82 $22.36 $46,510
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 30 0.02 $21.46 $44,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 250 (7) $21.20 $44,100
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 30 0.01 $20.08 $41,760


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 106,070 24.81 2.71 $17.44 $36,280
California 103,980 6.23 0.68 $15.54 $32,330
Indiana 89,450 29.63 3.23 $17.40 $36,190
Ohio 70,620 13.15 1.44 $16.58 $34,480
Illinois 64,810 10.93 1.19 $15.20 $31,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 62,840 33.49 3.65 $17.77 $36,960
Indiana 89,450 29.63 3.23 $17.40 $36,190
Michigan 106,070 24.81 2.71 $17.44 $36,280
South Carolina 43,810 21.80 2.38 $16.49 $34,290
Alabama 38,630 20.09 2.19 $16.39 $34,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 500 1.87 0.20 $18.22 $37,890
Kentucky 62,840 33.49 3.65 $17.77 $36,960
Alaska 350 1.10 0.12 $17.69 $36,800
Washington 16,920 5.31 0.58 $17.67 $36,750
Michigan 106,070 24.81 2.71 $17.44 $36,280



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 38,310 10.46 1.14 $14.34 $29,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,910 5.85 0.64 $14.87 $30,930
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 24,380 33.17 3.62 $21.69 $45,110
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 24,050 19.53 2.13 $16.67 $34,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 23,710 9.05 0.99 $14.19 $29,520
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 21,530 33.29 3.63 $17.19 $35,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 20,240 10.47 1.14 $16.50 $34,320
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 19,620 154.24 16.83 $20.57 $42,780
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 19,370 20.59 2.25 $19.05 $39,630
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 17,530 31.79 3.47 $14.27 $29,680


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 19,620 154.24 16.83 $20.57 $42,780
Battle Creek, MI 3,600 64.22 7.01 $18.61 $38,700
Spartanburg, SC 9,450 63.34 6.91 $19.81 $41,200
Columbus, IN 2,950 60.26 6.58 $14.98 $31,160
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 5,470 59.48 6.49 $19.17 $39,880
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 3,180 59.04 6.44 $20.35 $42,340
Tuscaloosa, AL 5,530 55.28 6.03 $21.21 $44,110
Lexington-Fayette, KY 14,080 51.67 5.64 $21.22 $44,140
Lewiston, ID-WA 1,240 46.33 5.06 (8) (8)
Clarksville, TN-KY 3,800 45.22 4.94 $16.55 $34,430