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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
48,200 5.0 % $21.79 $45,330 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.74 $16.52 $21.34 $27.09 $30.37
Annual Wage (2) $28,590 $34,350 $44,380 $56,340 $63,170


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 24,830 4.14 $23.32 $48,510
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 6,820 0.94 $18.15 $37,740
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 6,010 6.33 $20.21 $42,040
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,980 1.41 $20.47 $42,580
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,980 0.41 (8) (8)

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 6,010 6.33 $20.21 $42,040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 24,830 4.14 $23.32 $48,510
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,980 1.41 $20.47 $42,580
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 6,820 0.94 $18.15 $37,740
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 1,050 0.58 $21.87 $45,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 60 0.01 $26.81 $55,760
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.39 $26.80 $55,740
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $26.76 $55,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.94 $51,870
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 240 0.12 $24.16 $50,260


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)
Michigan 9,350 2.16 6.50 $24.53 $51,020
Ohio 9,110 1.68 5.05 $22.66 $47,140
Indiana 8,090 2.65 7.97 (8) (8)
Texas 2,110 0.17 0.52 $18.22 $37,900
Illinois 1,830 0.30 0.91 $19.51 $40,580




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)
Indiana 8,090 2.65 7.97 (8) (8)
Michigan 9,350 2.16 6.50 $24.53 $51,020
Ohio 9,110 1.68 5.05 $22.66 $47,140
South Dakota 580 1.37 4.12 $16.87 $35,090
Alabama 1,620 0.83 2.50 $23.82 $49,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.15 $25.17 $52,360
New York 940 0.10 0.30 $24.69 $51,360
Michigan 9,350 2.16 6.50 $24.53 $51,020
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $24.22 $50,380
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $23.85 $49,600





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 6,810 3.45 10.37 $25.22 $52,460
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,670 1.61 4.83 $24.92 $51,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,390 0.30 0.90 $20.25 $42,110
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,150 1.07 3.21 $27.17 $56,510
Dayton, OH 1,040 2.75 8.24 $18.99 $39,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 910 0.15 0.44 $17.45 $36,290
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 660 1.20 3.59 $25.10 $52,200
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 650 1.14 3.44 $21.36 $44,420
Toledo, OH 620 2.09 6.29 $28.02 $58,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 370 0.10 0.31 $17.40 $36,200




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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 6,810 3.45 10.37 $25.22 $52,460
Dayton, OH 1,040 2.75 8.24 $18.99 $39,490
Toledo, OH 620 2.09 6.29 $28.02 $58,290
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,670 1.61 4.83 $24.92 $51,840
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 660 1.20 3.59 $25.10 $52,200
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 650 1.14 3.44 $21.36 $44,420
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,150 1.07 3.21 $27.17 $56,510
Odessa, TX 50 0.66 1.98 $21.37 $44,450
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 270 0.65 1.96 $20.83 $43,320
Akron, OH 210 0.64 1.92 $20.72 $43,090




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)
Toledo, OH 620 2.09 6.29 $28.02 $58,290
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,150 1.07 3.21 $27.17 $56,510
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 170 0.35 1.06 $26.33 $54,780
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 160 0.44 1.31 $26.25 $54,590
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 0.22 0.65 $25.56 $53,170
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 6,810 3.45 10.37 $25.22 $52,460
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 660 1.20 3.59 $25.10 $52,200
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,670 1.61 4.83 $24.92 $51,840
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 100 0.08 0.24 $24.45 $50,860
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $24.18 $50,300

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,200 3.57 10.73 $20.40 $42,430
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 570 4.22 12.67 $25.55 $53,140
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 450 3.41 10.24 $16.80 $34,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 350 1.61 4.84 $15.99 $33,250
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.60 1.81 $20.39 $42,410

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 Ohio nonmetropolitan area 570 4.22 12.67 $25.55 $53,140
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,200 3.57 10.73 $20.40 $42,430
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 450 3.41 10.24 $16.80 $34,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 350 1.61 4.84 $15.99 $33,250
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 1.83 $19.30 $40,140

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.51 $26.18 $54,460
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 570 4.22 12.67 $25.55 $53,140
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.17 $46,120
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.04 $45,850
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,200 3.57 10.73 $20.40 $42,430


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019