Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2005

51-2093 Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators

Perform precision assembling or adjusting, within narrow tolerances, of timing devices, such as watches, clocks, or chronometers. Exclude "Watch Repairers" (49-9064).

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)
2,460 14.1 % $14.23 $29,600 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.58 $11.08 $13.54 $16.51 $21.20
Annual Wage (2) $17,850 $23,050 $28,160 $34,340 $44,090

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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electronic instrument manufacturing 1,030 $12.46 $25,910
Electrical equipment manufacturing 330 $13.83 $28,770
Electric lighting equipment manufacturing 130 $11.99 $24,930
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 30 $16.50 $34,310
Other electrical equipment and component mfg. 30 $12.76 $26,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing 30 $16.50 $34,310
Architectural and engineering services (8) $16.16 $33,600
Other general purpose machinery manufacturing (8) $16.00 $33,280
Household goods repair and maintenance (8) $15.64 $32,530
Architectural and structural metals mfg. (8) $14.25 $29,650

State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Arkansas 230 $12.12 $25,200 0.020%
Pennsylvania 380 $13.80 $28,710 0.007%
Minnesota 190 $13.85 $28,800 0.007%
Massachusetts 200 $14.88 $30,950 0.006%
Illinois 240 $14.07 $29,260 0.004%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Florida (8) $19.11 $39,740 (8)
California 220 $17.52 $36,450 0.001%
Oklahoma (8) $17.31 $35,990 (8)
Connecticut 30 $15.18 $31,580 0.002%
Michigan 70 $15.00 $31,190 0.002%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 $20.67 $42,990 0.007%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 200 $14.45 $30,060 0.005%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 $16.26 $33,820 0.002%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 $20.67 $42,990 0.007%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 50 $16.26 $33,820 0.002%
Nashville-Davidson—Murfreesboro, TN (8) $14.93 $31,060 (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) $14.68 $30,540 (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 200 $14.45 $30,060 0.005%

About May 2005 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2005 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 24, 2006

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