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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-9197 Tire Builders

Operate machines to build tires.


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)
23,920 8.1 % $21.89 $45,530 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.28 $16.61 $22.42 $27.54 $30.06
Annual Wage (2) $27,610 $34,550 $46,630 $57,270 $62,520


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)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 22,770 16.88 $22.18 $46,140
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 730 0.13 $15.76 $32,780
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.05 $14.51 $30,190
Employment Services 130 0.00 $18.69 $38,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 22,770 16.88 $22.18 $46,140
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 730 0.13 $15.76 $32,780
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.05 $14.51 $30,190
Employment Services 130 0.00 $18.69 $38,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 22,770 16.88 $22.18 $46,140
Employment Services 130 (7) $18.69 $38,870
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 730 0.13 $15.76 $32,780
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.05 $14.51 $30,190


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)
South Carolina 4,130 2.00 12.11 $24.22 $50,370
Alabama 2,070 1.07 6.46 $23.26 $48,380
Georgia 1,940 0.44 2.66 $18.27 $38,000
North Carolina 1,760 0.40 2.43 $17.93 $37,290
Tennessee 1,450 0.49 2.96 $23.87 $49,650




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)
South Carolina 4,130 2.00 12.11 $24.22 $50,370
Alabama 2,070 1.07 6.46 $23.26 $48,380
Oklahoma 1,390 0.87 5.28 $24.50 $50,950
Tennessee 1,450 0.49 2.96 $23.87 $49,650
Georgia 1,940 0.44 2.66 $18.27 $38,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,390 0.87 5.28 $24.50 $50,950
South Carolina 4,130 2.00 12.11 $24.22 $50,370
Ohio 640 0.12 0.72 $23.89 $49,690
Tennessee 1,450 0.49 2.96 $23.87 $49,650
Indiana 1,140 0.37 2.26 $23.73 $49,350





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,740 0.65 3.93 $18.43 $38,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 0.18 (8) (8)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 40 0.27 1.64 $11.34 $23,580
Canton-Massillon, OH 40 0.24 1.44 $14.09 $29,310




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,740 0.65 3.93 $18.43 $38,330
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 40 0.27 1.64 $11.34 $23,580
Canton-Massillon, OH 40 0.24 1.44 $14.09 $29,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90 0.03 0.18 (8) (8)




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)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $20.17 $41,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,740 0.65 3.93 $18.43 $38,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $17.48 $36,370
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $16.80 $34,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $14.16 $29,460
Canton-Massillon, OH 40 0.24 1.44 $14.09 $29,310
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 40 0.27 1.64 $11.34 $23,580

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 2.40 14.51 $20.25 $42,130
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.17 7.11 $18.71 $38,920
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 3.20 $12.58 $26,160

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 2.40 14.51 $20.25 $42,130
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.17 7.11 $18.71 $38,920
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 3.20 $12.58 $26,160

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 2.40 14.51 $20.25 $42,130
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.17 7.11 $18.71 $38,920
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 3.20 $12.58 $26,160


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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