Labor costs per laptop device for disassembly under three scenarios 2016

This statistic shows the labor costs per device for disassembly of laptops under three scenarios in the United States in 2016. The disassembly labor costs per laptop under scenario C with high minimum wages amounted to 4.80 U.S. dollars.

Labor costs per device for disassembly of laptops under three scenarios* in 2016

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Source

Release date

May 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

* Scenario A: Removal of hazardous materials and high value components before mechanical shredding.
Scenario B: In addition to A, removal of components with reuse market value and pure materials that can be removed with reasonable effort.
Scenario C: In addition to B, disassembly of a device into pure materials as possible prior to mechanical shredding.

** Low minimum wage corresponds to $7.25/hr, standard in OK, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, TX, UT, VA, WI, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The lowest labor rate in states with mandates is $5.15/hr in WY and GA.
High minimum wage corresponds to $9.60/hr, found in CT, RI, and VT. The highest labor rates in the US can be found in CA ($10.00/hr) and Washington, D.C. ($10.50/hr).

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