Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
187,920 1.7 % $15.04 $31,290 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.38 $11.11 $13.96 $17.70 $22.46
Annual Wage (2) $19,520 $23,100 $29,030 $36,820 $46,710


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 50,390 13.28 $14.61 $30,380
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 28,160 6.93 $16.08 $33,450
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 20,350 14.86 $15.00 $31,190
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 11,850 9.56 $14.34 $29,830
Employment Services 10,760 0.36 $12.92 $26,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 20,350 14.86 $15.00 $31,190
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 2,550 14.23 $15.02 $31,230
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50,390 13.28 $14.61 $30,380
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 11,850 9.56 $14.34 $29,830
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 10,730 9.50 $14.93 $31,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.20 $50,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $20.39 $42,410
Scientific Research and Development Services 410 0.06 $19.23 $40,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 590 0.36 $18.71 $38,920
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,850 1.83 $18.04 $37,520


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 22,410 1.60 1.09 $15.70 $32,650
Texas 16,810 1.63 1.11 $14.60 $30,370
New York 13,390 1.59 1.08 $14.73 $30,630
Florida 9,400 1.31 0.90 $14.01 $29,150
Pennsylvania 9,370 1.69 1.15 $14.40 $29,940




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 2,250 3.72 2.54 $14.84 $30,860
South Dakota 1,320 3.36 2.29 $12.00 $24,960
Oregon 4,750 2.99 2.04 $16.10 $33,490
Connecticut 4,310 2.68 1.83 $14.13 $29,390
New Mexico 2,030 2.61 1.78 $23.80 $49,490




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 2,030 2.61 1.78 $23.80 $49,490
Louisiana 250 0.14 0.09 $18.89 $39,290
Nevada 490 0.44 0.30 $16.71 $34,760
Arizona 2,860 1.20 0.82 $16.56 $34,440
Georgia 2,720 0.72 0.49 $16.51 $34,350





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,980 1.67 1.14 $16.16 $33,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,640 2.76 1.88 $16.06 $33,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,960 5.66 3.86 $17.95 $37,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 4,150 4.24 2.89 $16.58 $34,480
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3,960 5.02 3.43 $13.35 $27,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,820 2.28 1.55 $17.30 $35,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,760 0.98 0.67 $14.76 $30,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,700 1.45 0.99 $14.78 $30,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,440 0.68 0.46 $14.14 $29,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,330 2.40 1.64 $13.42 $27,910




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)
Salisbury, MD 960 18.54 12.66 $10.47 $21,780
Binghamton, NY 1,330 12.66 8.64 $13.39 $27,860
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 440 9.96 6.80 $13.30 $27,660
Danbury, CT 640 9.78 6.67 $18.50 $38,480
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 820 7.95 5.43 $10.60 $22,060
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 490 7.95 5.43 $14.58 $30,320
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 990 7.72 5.27 $14.86 $30,910
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 800 6.30 4.30 $14.56 $30,290
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 440 5.98 4.08 $13.52 $28,120
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 350 5.91 4.04 $15.70 $32,660




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) $23.20 $48,260
Amarillo, TX 70 0.61 0.42 $21.06 $43,800
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 130 1.05 0.72 $20.52 $42,690
Provo-Orem, UT 370 2.15 1.47 $19.71 $41,000
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 490 2.96 2.02 $19.55 $40,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 840 0.37 0.25 $18.93 $39,370
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.42 0.29 $18.91 $39,330
Cedar Rapids, IA 150 1.09 0.74 $18.91 $39,320
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1,160 4.77 3.25 $18.82 $39,140
Wichita, KS 650 2.31 1.58 $18.69 $38,880

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,010 5.10 3.48 $10.55 $21,930
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 980 7.97 5.44 $11.85 $24,640
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 880 5.14 3.51 $12.30 $25,590
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 740 3.55 2.43 $13.00 $27,040
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 710 5.69 3.88 $11.15 $23,190

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 980 7.97 5.44 $11.85 $24,640
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 710 5.69 3.88 $11.15 $23,190
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 880 5.14 3.51 $12.30 $25,590
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,010 5.10 3.48 $10.55 $21,930
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 690 4.07 2.78 $13.70 $28,500

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 0.40 $18.09 $37,620
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.29 0.88 $17.39 $36,160
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.65 1.12 $16.78 $34,900
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 0.50 $16.21 $33,710
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.71 0.49 $15.43 $32,090


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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