Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.


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)
46,990 3.0 % $16.50 $34,330 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.44 $12.57 $15.75 $19.61 $23.53
Annual Wage (2) $21,710 $26,150 $32,760 $40,790 $48,940


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)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,830 2.02 $17.07 $35,510
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 4,440 1.19 $15.45 $32,140
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,860 3.04 $17.31 $36,010
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,060 2.13 $15.93 $33,130
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,780 0.90 $16.62 $34,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliance Manufacturing 2,690 4.61 $16.06 $33,410
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,860 3.04 $17.31 $36,010
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 680 2.70 $15.04 $31,290
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,060 2.13 $15.93 $33,130
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,830 2.02 $17.07 $35,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.04 $21.50 $44,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $20.49 $42,620
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.67 $40,910
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,580 1.46 $19.63 $40,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,110 0.23 $19.05 $39,630


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 6,520 0.43 1.24 $15.32 $31,860
Texas 4,940 0.44 1.26 $16.02 $33,330
Ohio 2,840 0.55 1.57 $16.82 $34,980
Pennsylvania 2,730 0.48 1.39 $17.02 $35,400
New Jersey 2,360 0.61 1.75 $17.45 $36,300



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)
New Hampshire 1,050 1.67 4.82 $17.23 $35,830
Colorado 2,280 0.96 2.76 $16.46 $34,230
Oklahoma 1,480 0.94 2.69 $16.64 $34,610
Iowa 1,260 0.83 2.39 $16.22 $33,730
Massachusetts 2,090 0.63 1.81 $18.54 $38,560



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 70 0.09 0.27 $22.30 $46,380
Delaware 30 0.08 0.22 $20.29 $42,210
Utah 180 0.14 0.41 $19.77 $41,130
Nebraska 80 0.08 0.24 $19.07 $39,660
Kansas 50 0.04 0.11 $18.95 $39,420




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,260 0.80 2.29 $16.27 $33,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.40 1.15 $13.88 $28,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,350 1.38 3.98 $18.15 $37,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,230 0.69 1.97 $18.96 $39,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.57 1.64 $16.08 $33,450
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,020 0.77 2.21 $16.62 $34,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.63 1.81 $14.94 $31,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 820 0.37 1.06 $16.46 $34,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.14 0.41 $16.84 $35,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 750 0.20 0.58 $17.78 $36,990



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)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 410 3.11 8.95 $18.91 $39,340
Pittsfield, MA 90 2.72 7.82 $17.50 $36,390
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 290 2.51 7.20 $15.13 $31,470
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 390 2.46 7.07 $15.26 $31,740
Rockford, IL 350 2.38 6.85 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 190 1.80 5.18 $17.05 $35,460
Tulsa, OK 730 1.72 4.94 $18.12 $37,700
State College, PA 110 1.61 4.62 $17.33 $36,060
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 80 1.45 4.18 $15.37 $31,970
York-Hanover, PA 250 1.43 4.12 $20.15 $41,910



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.64 1.83 $22.50 $46,800
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.20 0.58 $22.30 $46,380
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.20 0.58 $20.95 $43,570
York-Hanover, PA 250 1.43 4.12 $20.15 $41,910
Salt Lake City, UT 180 0.27 0.77 $19.91 $41,420
Rochester, NY 520 1.05 3.03 $19.84 $41,270
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 200 0.35 1.00 $19.47 $40,500
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 70 0.14 0.42 $19.37 $40,300
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 140 1.18 3.39 $19.23 $39,990
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 140 0.41 1.17 $19.15 $39,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,190 5.28 15.18 $16.08 $33,450
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 720 2.43 6.99 $13.55 $28,190
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 260 3.76 10.80 $18.61 $38,710
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 1.00 2.87 $18.39 $38,260
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 170 1.71 4.93 $14.81 $30,800

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,190 5.28 15.18 $16.08 $33,450
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 260 3.76 10.80 $18.61 $38,710
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 720 2.43 6.99 $13.55 $28,190
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.85 5.31 $17.40 $36,200
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 170 1.71 4.93 $14.81 $30,800

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.68 1.96 $19.29 $40,120
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 260 3.76 10.80 $18.61 $38,710
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 1.00 2.87 $18.39 $38,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 1.32 $17.86 $37,150
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.97 2.78 $17.71 $36,850


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015