Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
49,480 3.8 % $16.17 $33,630 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.47 $12.53 $15.29 $19.03 $22.91
Annual Wage (2) $21,770 $26,070 $31,810 $39,590 $47,640


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 9,590 2.43 $16.65 $34,640
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 4,420 1.18 $14.78 $30,740
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,790 2.99 $16.99 $35,330
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 2,470 0.97 $17.58 $36,560
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,400 1.66 $16.19 $33,670

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 2,330 4.15 (8) (8)
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,790 2.99 $16.99 $35,330
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,590 2.43 $16.65 $34,640
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,900 1.79 $19.08 $39,690
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 2,260 1.78 $15.11 $31,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $19.33 $40,220
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.02 $19.08 $39,700
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,900 1.79 $19.08 $39,690
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 420 0.24 $18.44 $38,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $18.10 $37,640


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 6,700 0.46 1.22 $15.06 $31,320
Texas 4,400 0.40 1.08 $16.11 $33,510
Pennsylvania 4,280 0.76 2.04 $16.08 $33,440
Ohio 2,860 0.56 1.50 $16.51 $34,330
Massachusetts 2,450 0.75 2.01 $18.31 $38,080




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 830 1.34 3.59 $17.33 $36,050
Colorado 2,260 0.98 2.64 $16.07 $33,420
Pennsylvania 4,280 0.76 2.04 $16.08 $33,440
Massachusetts 2,450 0.75 2.01 $18.31 $38,080
Iowa 1,070 0.72 1.92 $17.49 $36,390




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 90 0.11 0.30 $22.05 $45,860
Delaware 110 0.27 0.72 $20.41 $42,460
Utah 310 0.25 0.66 $19.63 $40,820
Massachusetts 2,450 0.75 2.01 $18.31 $38,080
Maryland 620 0.25 0.66 $17.70 $36,820





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.36 0.96 $13.40 $27,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,420 1.53 4.10 $17.28 $35,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,400 0.78 2.10 $16.56 $34,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,300 0.47 1.26 $17.44 $36,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.81 2.16 $13.89 $28,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,150 0.66 1.76 $18.63 $38,760
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,100 0.86 2.31 $16.50 $34,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.27 0.72 $17.98 $37,410
Pittsburgh, PA 930 0.82 2.20 $18.02 $37,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.41 1.10 $15.03 $31,250




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)
Boulder, CO 690 4.22 11.31 $16.98 $35,310
Corvallis, OR 100 3.13 8.38 $17.76 $36,940
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 350 2.98 8.00 $19.99 $41,570
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 320 2.81 7.54 $14.23 $29,590
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 360 2.38 6.37 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 230 2.30 6.16 $16.02 $33,310
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 280 2.15 5.77 $19.11 $39,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,420 1.53 4.10 $17.28 $35,940
Tulsa, OK 610 1.44 3.85 $17.77 $36,970
York-Hanover, PA 220 1.30 3.48 $19.34 $40,220




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)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.68 1.81 $23.57 $49,020
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.24 0.63 $22.05 $45,860
Salt Lake City, UT 290 0.45 1.19 $20.03 $41,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.20 $19.99 $41,590
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 350 2.98 8.00 $19.99 $41,570
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.10 0.26 $19.96 $41,510
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.47 1.26 $19.95 $41,500
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $19.50 $40,560
Huntsville, AL 70 0.34 0.91 $19.38 $40,320
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 660 0.69 1.85 $19.37 $40,300

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 2.37 6.35 $13.39 $27,860
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.47 3.93 $13.23 $27,520
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 1.63 $15.85 $32,960
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.10 2.94 (8) (8)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.68 4.49 $17.00 $35,350

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 2.37 6.35 $13.39 $27,860
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.68 4.49 $17.00 $35,350
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 250 1.47 3.93 $13.23 $27,520
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.10 2.94 (8) (8)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 1.76 $13.96 $29,030

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.30 $42,210
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.78 $36,980
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.68 4.49 $17.00 $35,350
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.45 $16.26 $33,820
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.69 $16.24 $33,780


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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