Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers

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Total Workforce

119k

Average Age

44

Estimated Job Growth

-209%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,426

Average Male Salary

$38,199

Average Female Salary

$28,565

About

Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are most often employed by the Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  industry. The average yearly wage for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers was $33,426 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers by wage are Food processing workers, all other, Musicians, singers, & related workers, and Miscellaneous law enforcement workers.

Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, and Warren, Libertyville (North & East) & Shields Townships PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, Jones, Wayne, Covington, Greene & Jefferson Davis Counties PUMA, MS, and San Jose City (East Central) & Alum Rock PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. is the industry that employs the most Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, by average wage, is Metalworking machinery manufacturing. Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are paid most in Collin County (East) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,426

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,675

In 2017, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers earned an average of $33,426, $18,638 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Food processing workers, all other make somewhat more than Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers while Musicians, singers, & related workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.269

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, by average wage, are Metalworking machinery manufacturing, Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. , and Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance.

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Industries by Share

119k

2017 Workforce

± 8,480

-4.41%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.4%

The number of people employed as Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers has been declining at a rate of -4.41%, from 124,911 people in 2016 to 119,399 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers employed by various industries. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. employs the largest share of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers at  33%, followed by Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. with 32.6% and Household appliance manufacturing with 9.82%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers in the US. The average age of male Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers in the workforce is 42 and of female Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers is 46, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers is White.

Gender Composition

60.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,025

59.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,970

50.5% of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

57.1% of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.5% of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers.

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Age by Gender

42

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.41

46

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.39

The median age of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers is 44, and Male employees are generally 4.07 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers is Business but a relatively high number of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Operation and Control, and Repairing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are expected to see a growth of -209% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-209%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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