Wages & Outlook
Wages for precision assemblers vary based on the products they assemble. Wages for several types of precision assemblers are given below.
Wages vary by industry and area of the country. Wages also vary based on the worker's skill and level of education. The complexity of the machinery operated also affects wages. In addition, wages may be higher for union members.
Benefits vary by employer. Most full-time precision assemblers receive benefits. Typical benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.
View the Regional Wage Comparison Chart for:
- Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators
- Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
- Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
- Team Assemblers
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
- Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
In Minnesota, about 7,536 precision assemblers work in this medium-sized occupation.
- Semiconductor and other electronic components manufacturers
- Navigational and control instruments manufacturers
- Electrical equipment manufacturers
- Computer manufacturers
- Communications equipment manufacturers
Two factors will limit growth for precision assemblers. One will be increasing automation. As more manufacturers use machines and robots to perform tasks once done by workers, fewer assemblers will be needed. Another factor will be growing international production. Many companies will send work to countries where labor costs are lower.
Despite the decline in the number of jobs, many openings will occur as current workers leave the field.
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