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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-9197 Tire Builders

Operate machines to build tires.


National estimates for Tire Builders
Industry profile for Tire Builders
Geographic profile for Tire Builders

National estimates for Tire Builders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Tire Builders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,240 2.2 % $ 23.00 $ 47,840 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Tire Builders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.66 $ 18.09 $ 23.05 $ 28.90 $ 29.03
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,500 $ 37,630 $ 47,940 $ 60,110 $ 60,390


Industry profile for Tire Builders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Tire Builders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Tire Builders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Tire Builders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 16,620 12.96 $ 23.26 $ 48,370
Employment Services 430 0.01 $ 15.89 $ 33,040
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 60 0.01 $ 20.70 $ 43,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Tire Builders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 16,620 12.96 $ 23.26 $ 48,370
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 60 0.01 $ 20.70 $ 43,050
Employment Services 430 0.01 $ 15.89 $ 33,040

Top paying industries for Tire Builders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 16,620 12.96 $ 23.26 $ 48,370
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 60 0.01 $ 20.70 $ 43,050
Employment Services 430 0.01 $ 15.89 $ 33,040
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 15.18 $ 31,580


Geographic profile for Tire Builders:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Tire Builders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Tire Builders, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of tire builders by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Tire Builders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 4,100 1.98 16.21 $ 25.78 $ 53,630
Oklahoma 1,750 1.12 9.16 (8) (8)
Tennessee 1,720 0.58 4.70 $ 22.88 $ 47,600
Georgia 1,490 0.34 2.79 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
North Carolina 1,030 0.23 1.91 $ 18.19 $ 37,840


Map of location quotient of tire builders by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tire Builders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 4,100 1.98 16.21 $ 25.78 $ 53,630
Oklahoma 1,750 1.12 9.16 (8) (8)
Mississippi 800 0.73 5.93 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Tennessee 1,720 0.58 4.70 $ 22.88 $ 47,600
Iowa 710 0.48 3.92 $ 21.66 $ 45,040


Map of annual mean wages of tire builders by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Tire Builders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 4,100 1.98 16.21 $ 25.78 $ 53,630
Alabama 670 0.35 2.86 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
Tennessee 1,720 0.58 4.70 $ 22.88 $ 47,600
Mississippi 800 0.73 5.93 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Iowa 710 0.48 3.92 $ 21.66 $ 45,040



Map of employment of tire builders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Tire Builders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,120 0.43 3.55 (8) (8)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 130 0.11 0.91 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 130 0.04 0.29 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 0.44 $ 16.47 $ 34,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.28 $ 19.11 $ 39,750


Map of location quotient of tire builders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tire Builders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,120 0.43 3.55 (8) (8)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 130 0.11 0.91 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 0.44 $ 16.47 $ 34,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 130 0.04 0.29 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.28 $ 19.11 $ 39,750


Map of annual mean wages of tire builders by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Tire Builders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.28 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 18.59 $ 38,670
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 130 0.11 0.91 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 17.36 $ 36,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 130 0.04 0.29 $ 17.26 $ 35,890
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 50 0.05 0.44 $ 16.47 $ 34,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Tire Builders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.29 10.55 $ 18.61 $ 38,720
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.74 $ 15.07 $ 31,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Tire Builders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.29 10.55 $ 18.61 $ 38,720
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.74 $ 15.07 $ 31,340

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Tire Builders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.29 10.55 $ 18.61 $ 38,720
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.74 $ 15.07 $ 31,340


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022