Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
180,440 1.7 % $14.96 $31,110 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $11.16 $13.99 $17.70 $22.32
Annual Wage (2) $19,620 $23,210 $29,100 $36,810 $46,420


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 50,320 13.70 $14.38 $29,910
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 25,350 6.27 $16.11 $33,500
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 19,970 14.87 $14.78 $30,750
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 11,350 10.01 $14.93 $31,050
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 11,140 9.53 $14.11 $29,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 2,890 15.44 $15.11 $31,430
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 19,970 14.87 $14.78 $30,750
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50,320 13.70 $14.38 $29,910
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 11,350 10.01 $14.93 $31,050
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 11,140 9.53 $14.11 $29,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 600 0.39 $20.70 $43,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.06 $20.26 $42,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $19.77 $41,110
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 840 0.94 $18.64 $38,770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 560 0.37 $18.23 $37,920


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 21,500 1.54 1.08 $15.46 $32,160
Texas 17,690 1.75 1.24 $14.81 $30,810
New York 12,920 1.55 1.09 $14.83 $30,850
Pennsylvania 9,700 1.77 1.25 $14.31 $29,770
Florida 9,070 1.28 0.90 $14.14 $29,400




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)
Oregon 6,020 3.84 2.70 $15.15 $31,520
New Hampshire 2,120 3.52 2.48 $14.69 $30,550
South Dakota 1,140 2.93 2.06 $11.56 $24,040
Utah 2,740 2.38 1.68 $16.03 $33,330
Wisconsin 6,170 2.37 1.67 $15.92 $33,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 310 0.17 0.12 $18.90 $39,300
Nevada 550 0.49 0.34 $17.35 $36,090
Georgia 2,580 0.69 0.49 $16.70 $34,740
Massachusetts 6,200 1.99 1.40 $16.22 $33,740
Maryland 3,050 1.24 0.87 $16.17 $33,630

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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,740 2.87 2.02 $16.33 $33,960
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5,570 5.79 4.08 $15.38 $31,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,540 6.46 4.55 $17.33 $36,050
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,470 1.54 1.09 $14.72 $30,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,300 1.72 1.21 $14.78 $30,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.03 0.73 $14.07 $29,270
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,500 4.61 3.25 $13.42 $27,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,420 2.04 1.44 $15.58 $32,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,230 0.65 0.46 $14.51 $30,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,810 1.70 1.19 $17.30 $35,990




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)
Binghamton, NY 1,440 13.50 9.51 $14.70 $30,570
Logan, UT-ID 490 10.28 7.24 $14.42 $29,990
Danbury, CT 650 9.91 6.98 $18.53 $38,540
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 600 9.71 6.84 $14.13 $29,390
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 890 7.84 5.52 $14.31 $29,770
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 860 6.69 4.71 $14.99 $31,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,540 6.46 4.55 $17.33 $36,050
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 630 6.37 4.49 $10.01 $20,820
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 590 5.97 4.20 $17.03 $35,410
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5,570 5.79 4.08 $15.38 $31,990




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)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $24.41 $50,780
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.19 0.13 $22.19 $46,150
Waco, TX (8) (8) (8) $20.77 $43,200
Amarillo, TX 50 0.49 0.35 $20.64 $42,920
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 430 2.52 1.77 $20.22 $42,050
Tyler, TX 60 0.71 0.50 $18.65 $38,790
Toledo, OH 80 0.28 0.20 $18.62 $38,730
Danbury, CT 650 9.91 6.98 $18.53 $38,540
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.44 0.31 $18.53 $38,540
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 100 0.80 0.56 $18.53 $38,530

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)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,160 6.02 4.24 $10.52 $21,880
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 730 6.04 4.25 $11.00 $22,890
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 730 4.31 3.03 $12.20 $25,370
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 660 3.21 2.26 $13.48 $28,030
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 580 3.02 2.13 $12.61 $26,220

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 730 6.04 4.25 $11.00 $22,890
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,160 6.02 4.24 $10.52 $21,880
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 730 4.31 3.03 $12.20 $25,370
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 460 4.05 2.85 $11.85 $24,660
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 440 3.53 2.48 $11.70 $24,340

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)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.06 $43,800
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 0.44 $18.28 $38,020
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.20 0.85 $16.77 $34,890
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.81 0.57 $16.52 $34,370
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.33 $33,960


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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