Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
46,400 3.9 % $16.89 $35,140 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.52 $12.79 $16.15 $20.14 $24.04
Annual Wage (2) $21,880 $26,590 $33,580 $41,900 $50,000


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 7,110 1.78 $17.64 $36,690
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 4,470 1.21 $15.73 $32,730
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,350 2.30 $16.18 $33,660
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,980 0.98 $17.54 $36,490
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 2,960 2.28 $17.27 $35,920

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 2,760 4.62 $16.83 $35,010
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 810 2.90 $16.50 $34,320
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,350 2.30 $16.18 $33,660
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 2,960 2.28 $17.27 $35,920
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1,600 1.81 $17.34 $36,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 420 0.42 $22.18 $46,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 820 0.06 $20.00 $41,610
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,310 1.17 $19.98 $41,560
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 520 0.19 $19.37 $40,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 250 0.04 $18.57 $38,630


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 6,190 0.40 1.19 $15.35 $31,920
Texas 6,100 0.53 1.57 $16.08 $33,450
Ohio 2,640 0.50 1.49 $17.23 $35,840
Pennsylvania 2,500 0.44 1.30 $16.91 $35,170
New Jersey 2,320 0.59 1.76 $17.20 $35,780



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 1,300 2.04 6.07 $17.38 $36,150
Colorado 2,250 0.92 2.73 $17.14 $35,650
Iowa 1,270 0.83 2.47 $16.48 $34,280
Minnesota 2,050 0.74 2.20 $16.55 $34,430
Wisconsin 1,950 0.70 2.09 $20.85 $43,370



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 130 0.07 0.22 $20.90 $43,480
Wisconsin 1,950 0.70 2.09 $20.85 $43,370
New Mexico 110 0.14 0.42 $20.82 $43,300
Nebraska 70 0.08 0.23 $19.66 $40,900
Massachusetts 1,960 0.58 1.71 $19.65 $40,880




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,100 0.72 2.13 $16.49 $34,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,730 0.92 2.73 $16.74 $34,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.38 1.11 $14.10 $29,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.54 1.62 $15.74 $32,730
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.78 2.32 $14.40 $29,960
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,180 1.16 3.45 $18.14 $37,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.17 0.51 $16.97 $35,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,010 0.73 2.18 $16.66 $34,650
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 940 0.53 1.59 $19.77 $41,110
Pittsburgh, PA 720 0.63 1.88 $18.29 $38,050



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)
Danbury, CT 310 3.90 11.60 $20.79 $43,250
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 390 3.05 9.05 $19.74 $41,070
Pittsfield, MA 120 2.95 8.76 $19.53 $40,620
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 150 2.88 8.56 $16.43 $34,180
York-Hanover, PA 350 1.96 5.83 $15.81 $32,880
Racine, WI 120 1.58 4.71 $34.03 $70,770
Fort Collins, CO 200 1.36 4.03 $19.90 $41,390
Trenton, NJ 290 1.31 3.88 $17.05 $35,460
State College, PA 80 1.21 3.59 $18.68 $38,860
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 180 1.20 3.57 $22.61 $47,030



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)
Racine, WI 120 1.58 4.71 $34.03 $70,770
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 630 0.76 2.27 $23.38 $48,620
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 180 1.20 3.57 $22.61 $47,030
Green Bay, WI 40 0.25 0.73 $22.31 $46,390
Albuquerque, NM 110 0.28 0.83 $21.22 $44,140
Danbury, CT 310 3.90 11.60 $20.79 $43,250
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $43,030
Rochester, NY 530 1.04 3.09 $20.46 $42,560
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,800
Fort Collins, CO 200 1.36 4.03 $19.90 $41,390

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 1,200 5.26 15.64 $16.46 $34,240
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,010 4.02 11.94 $18.38 $38,220
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 350 5.56 16.51 $15.91 $33,100
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 280 1.38 4.10 $16.88 $35,120
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 260 1.42 4.22 $14.63 $30,420

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 350 5.56 16.51 $15.91 $33,100
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,200 5.26 15.64 $16.46 $34,240
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,010 4.02 11.94 $18.38 $38,220
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 240 3.60 10.70 $19.35 $40,240
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 2.51 7.47 $18.97 $39,470

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)
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.81 $45,360
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 0.84 $19.92 $41,440
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.06 $19.74 $41,050
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 240 3.60 10.70 $19.35 $40,240
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 2.51 7.47 $18.97 $39,470


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016