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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
45,980 4.9 % $22.39 $46,570 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.69 $17.16 $21.95 $27.68 $30.98
Annual Wage (2) $30,550 $35,690 $45,660 $57,570 $64,450


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 24,650 4.09 $23.81 $49,520
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 5,650 0.75 $19.07 $39,660
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 5,580 5.72 $20.24 $42,100
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,060 1.46 $21.61 $44,950
Employment Services 1,500 0.04 $19.98 $41,550

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 5,580 5.72 $20.24 $42,100
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 24,650 4.09 $23.81 $49,520
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,060 1.46 $21.61 $44,950
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 5,650 0.75 $19.07 $39,660
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 950 0.53 $22.43 $46,650

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 $27.70 $57,610
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.17 $27.07 $56,300
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,340 0.26 $26.16 $54,410
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $25.64 $53,330
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 690 0.29 $24.66 $51,280


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 9,580 2.21 7.05 $24.88 $51,750
Indiana 7,990 2.60 8.31 (8) (8)
Ohio 7,830 1.44 4.59 $23.56 $49,000
Texas 1,900 0.15 0.49 $19.76 $41,100
California 1,690 0.10 0.31 $19.27 $40,080




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 7,990 2.60 8.31 (8) (8)
Michigan 9,580 2.21 7.05 $24.88 $51,750
South Dakota 610 1.44 4.61 $17.24 $35,850
Ohio 7,830 1.44 4.59 $23.56 $49,000
Mississippi 1,120 0.99 3.17 $20.97 $43,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $25.12 $52,240
Massachusetts 190 0.05 0.17 $24.94 $51,880
Michigan 9,580 2.21 7.05 $24.88 $51,750
Connecticut 400 0.24 0.77 $24.81 $51,600
Nebraska 200 0.21 0.66 $24.56 $51,090





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 7,600 3.83 12.25 $25.31 $52,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,540 0.33 1.05 $21.24 $44,180
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,480 1.41 4.50 (8) (8)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,150 1.06 3.38 $28.26 $58,790
Dayton, OH 1,140 3.00 9.58 $19.28 $40,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 890 0.14 0.46 $17.47 $36,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 810 0.27 0.85 $19.39 $40,330
Toledo, OH 540 1.81 5.78 (8) (8)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 520 0.92 2.95 $20.44 $42,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 510 0.14 0.44 $19.41 $40,370




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)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 300 5.20 16.60 $15.22 $31,650
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 7,600 3.83 12.25 $25.31 $52,640
Dayton, OH 1,140 3.00 9.58 $19.28 $40,100
Fort Collins, CO 320 1.97 6.30 $18.92 $39,360
Toledo, OH 540 1.81 5.78 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,480 1.41 4.50 (8) (8)
Appleton, WI 140 1.15 3.67 $17.12 $35,600
Racine, WI 90 1.13 3.61 $19.70 $40,980
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,150 1.06 3.38 $28.26 $58,790
Odessa, TX 80 1.03 3.28 $22.99 $47,830




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)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,150 1.06 3.38 $28.26 $58,790
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $27.84 $57,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.05 $56,260
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 210 0.20 0.64 $25.72 $53,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.07 0.24 $25.55 $53,140
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 350 0.60 1.93 $25.42 $52,880
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 7,600 3.83 12.25 $25.31 $52,640
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 130 0.37 1.17 $25.19 $52,400
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $24.84 $51,670
Akron, OH 330 0.99 3.15 $24.21 $50,350

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 540 4.11 13.12 $17.18 $35,730
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.92 2.95 $19.68 $40,930
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 2.05 $20.37 $42,360
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 2.24 $16.08 $33,440
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.93 $19.32 $40,200

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 540 4.11 13.12 $17.18 $35,730
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.92 2.95 $19.68 $40,930
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 2.24 $16.08 $33,440
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 2.05 $20.37 $42,360
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 1.37 $17.94 $37,310

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.90 $47,640
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.82 $47,480
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $22.33 $46,440
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.04 $45,850
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.64 2.05 $20.37 $42,360


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020