Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, test equipment telemetering systems, electric motors, and batteries.


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)
203,880 1.8 % $15.07 $31,350 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.20 $10.98 $14.01 $17.84 $22.44
Annual Wage (2) $19,130 $22,840 $29,130 $37,120 $46,670


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)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 42,270 11.24 $14.61 $30,380
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 34,580 8.76 $16.63 $34,600
Employment Services 23,360 0.71 $12.43 $25,850
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 18,780 13.00 $15.35 $31,920
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 12,040 9.50 $14.69 $30,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 18,780 13.00 $15.35 $31,920
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 2,290 12.18 $14.91 $31,020
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 42,270 11.24 $14.61 $30,380
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 4,550 9.90 $14.88 $30,950
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 12,040 9.50 $14.69 $30,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 60 0.02 $20.88 $43,440
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 120 0.06 $19.35 $40,250
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 660 0.37 $19.10 $39,740
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 480 0.07 $18.73 $38,950
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,980 1.87 $18.52 $38,530


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)
California 28,280 1.92 1.25 $15.35 $31,930
Texas 17,310 1.59 1.03 $14.11 $29,350
Florida 11,500 1.54 1.00 $15.65 $32,550
New York 10,680 1.24 0.80 $14.86 $30,910
Illinois 9,370 1.64 1.07 $15.24 $31,710




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)
South Dakota 1,590 3.93 2.56 $12.68 $26,370
New Hampshire 2,320 3.74 2.43 $15.87 $33,010
Wisconsin 7,140 2.64 1.72 $14.70 $30,590
Minnesota 6,730 2.50 1.63 $15.58 $32,410
Massachusetts 7,090 2.18 1.41 $17.11 $35,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 220 0.11 0.07 $17.96 $37,360
Iowa 2,550 1.71 1.11 $17.31 $36,000
Massachusetts 7,090 2.18 1.41 $17.11 $35,600
South Carolina 2,380 1.30 0.85 $16.70 $34,730
Washington 4,580 1.62 1.05 $16.56 $34,440





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,180 1.94 1.26 $15.65 $32,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,400 1.36 0.88 $14.80 $30,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,370 5.77 3.75 $17.67 $36,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,010 2.33 1.52 $15.45 $32,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,930 2.75 1.79 $16.56 $34,430
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,890 3.36 2.19 $12.27 $25,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,730 1.71 1.11 $13.77 $28,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,710 2.08 1.36 $16.58 $34,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,700 2.11 1.38 $18.16 $37,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,540 2.44 1.59 $16.47 $34,270




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)
Salisbury, MD 860 16.96 11.03 $10.52 $21,870
Binghamton, NY 1,000 9.68 6.30 $12.68 $26,370
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 370 8.58 5.58 $12.87 $26,780
Battle Creek, MI 450 8.43 5.48 (8) (8)
Logan, UT-ID 410 8.19 5.32 $12.24 $25,450
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,350 7.06 4.59 $14.42 $29,990
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 420 6.67 4.34 $15.69 $32,640
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 870 6.58 4.28 $15.42 $32,070
Fort Wayne, IN 1,320 6.53 4.25 $15.42 $32,070
Huntsville, AL 1,270 6.06 3.94 $12.98 $27,000