Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

51-2092 Team Assemblers

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 management decisions affecting the work. Team leaders who work as part of the team should be included. Exclude assemblers (51-2011 through 51-2099) who continuously perform the same task.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
1,185,060 1.0 % $12.23 $25,430 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.50 $9.02 $11.26 $14.37 $18.52
Annual Wage (2) $15,590 $18,760 $23,420 $29,890 $38,510

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 112,680 $13.52 $28,110
Employment services 89,720 $9.35 $19,440
Motor vehicle manufacturing 55,320 $20.84 $43,340
Plastics product manufacturing 49,390 $10.81 $22,490
Other wood product manufacturing 45,280 $11.13 $23,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motor vehicle manufacturing 55,320 $20.84 $43,340
Natural gas distribution (7) $19.06 $39,650
Tobacco manufacturing 30 $16.62 $34,570
Grain and oilseed milling 1,850 $16.44 $34,190
Investigation and security services 70 $15.89 $33,060

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Indiana 62,860 $13.98 $29,080 2.205%
Tennessee 54,380 $13.18 $27,410 2.080%
Iowa 28,950 $12.44 $25,870 2.049%
Kentucky 28,550 $14.51 $30,190 1.660%
Wisconsin 43,140 $12.57 $26,150 1.605%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Delaware 2,570 $17.02 $35,390 0.637%
Michigan 64,050 $14.65 $30,480 1.486%
Kentucky 28,550 $14.51 $30,190 1.660%
Indiana 62,860 $13.98 $29,080 2.205%
Missouri 37,700 $13.81 $28,720 1.437%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 10,230 $12.38 $25,760 8.813%
Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY MSA 2,600 $15.37 $31,970 3.937%
Dubuque, IA MSA 1,630 $11.20 $23,290 3.327%
Jackson, TN MSA 1,630 $12.22 $25,430 2.878%
Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA 2,800 $13.54 $28,150 2.874%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tuscaloosa, AL MSA 550 $19.86 $41,310 0.722%
Lexington, KY MSA 6,820 $18.73 $38,950 2.640%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 2,240 $18.03 $37,510 0.735%
Kenosha, WI PMSA 1,220 $17.44 $36,270 2.329%
Rockford, IL MSA 3,460 $16.68 $34,690 2.084%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Estimates not released.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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