Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.


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)
33,310 4.4 % $18.75 $38,990 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.33 $13.58 $17.46 $23.22 $28.91
Annual Wage (2) $23,560 $28,240 $36,310 $48,290 $60,130


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)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,130 1.73 $21.89 $45,520
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 6,580 7.39 $15.87 $33,010
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,290 1.65 $17.63 $36,670
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,280 1.47 $17.27 $35,920
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,570 1.66 $25.97 $54,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 6,580 7.39 $15.87 $33,010
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,130 1.73 $21.89 $45,520
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,570 1.66 $25.97 $54,020
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,290 1.65 $17.63 $36,670
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,100 1.57 $17.27 $35,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 80 0.06 $35.58 $74,010
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,570 1.66 $25.97 $54,020
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,130 1.73 $21.89 $45,520
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.17 $41,950
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 210 0.62 $19.73 $41,030


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)
Ohio 4,940 1.00 3.83 $25.39 $52,800
Wisconsin 3,010 1.15 4.40 $18.79 $39,070
Texas 2,780 0.28 1.05 $17.65 $36,720
Michigan 2,470 0.66 2.50 $22.67 $47,160
Alabama 1,570 0.87 3.32 $16.48 $34,270




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)
Wisconsin 3,010 1.15 4.40 $18.79 $39,070
South Dakota 410 1.05 4.00 $13.45 $27,970
Ohio 4,940 1.00 3.83 $25.39 $52,800
Alabama 1,570 0.87 3.32 $16.48 $34,270
Michigan 2,470 0.66 2.50 $22.67 $47,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 4,940 1.00 3.83 $25.39 $52,800
Michigan 2,470 0.66 2.50 $22.67 $47,160
North Carolina 580 0.15 0.59 $22.61 $47,020
Nevada 50 0.05 0.18 $20.26 $42,150
Louisiana 100 0.06 0.21 $19.53 $40,610

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,320 0.53 2.01 $17.17 $35,710
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 640 2.21 8.44 $16.81 $34,960
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 630 0.81 3.08 $19.37 $40,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 520 0.39 1.48 $15.78 $32,830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 490 0.48 1.84 $28.33 $58,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.27 1.04 $15.04 $31,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.18 0.70 $22.61 $47,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.34 $21.24 $44,170
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 310 0.39 1.48 $25.30 $52,620
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 310 0.86 3.29 $15.52 $32,270




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 210 3.41 13.01 $18.14 $37,730
Gainesville, GA 170 2.49 9.50 $13.05 $27,140
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 640 2.21 8.44 $16.81 $34,960
Racine, WI 140 1.98 7.57 $17.77 $36,950
Victoria, TX 80 1.81 6.89 $17.70 $36,810
Springfield, MO 240 1.29 4.93 $13.89 $28,900
Jackson, MI 50 0.96 3.67 $17.42 $36,230
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 310 0.86 3.29 $15.52 $32,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 630 0.81 3.08 $19.37 $40,300
Akron, OH 240 0.78 2.96 $19.24 $40,020




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 490 0.48 1.84 $28.33 $58,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.44 $52,910
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 310 0.39 1.48 $25.30 $52,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.18 0.70 $22.61 $47,030
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.13 $22.17 $46,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.34 $21.24 $44,170
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $21.05 $43,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.12 0.47 $20.74 $43,140
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $19.66 $40,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.65 $40,870

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 380 3.15 12.00 $13.42 $27,910
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 210 3.07 11.72 $15.73 $32,720
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 1.89 7.21 $16.96 $35,270
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.89 3.40 $14.21 $29,550
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.76 $20.66 $42,960

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 380 3.15 12.00 $13.42 $27,910
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 210 3.07 11.72 $15.73 $32,720
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 1.89 7.21 $16.96 $35,270
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 0.89 3.40 $14.21 $29,550
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.88 $13.94 $28,990

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 1.42 $29.12 $60,560
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.56 $53,160
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.76 $20.66 $42,960
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.67 $40,920
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.28 $38,020


About May 2010 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011