Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
124k
Average Age
44
Average Salary
$34,939
Average Male Salary
$38,850
Average Female Salary
$30,818

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 $34,939 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers by wage are Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Musicians and singers, and Painters & paperhangers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, Garden Grove City (East) PUMA, CA, and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, Laclede, Polk, Benton, Dallas & Hickory Counties PUMA, MO, 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 Engine, turbine, & power transmission equipment manufacturing . Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are paid most in Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,939
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,563

In 2020, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers earned an average of $34,939, $21,015 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Painters & paperhangers make somewhat more than Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers while Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers 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

0.289
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, by average wage, are Engine, turbine, & power transmission equipment manufacturing , Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Metalworking machinery manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

124k
2020 Workforce
± 8,650
−1.88%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.99%

The number of people employed as Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers has been declining at a rate of −1.88%, from 126,634 people in 2019 to 124,248 people in 2020.

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  34.6%, followed by Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. with 29.4% and Household appliance manufacturing with 8.57%.

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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 41.9 and of female Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers is 46.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

63.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,198
60.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,037

51.3% of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

44.7% of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.1% of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

41.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.43
46.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.39

The median age of Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers is 44, and Male employees are generally 4.46 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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