Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
37,770 3.7 % $21.40 $44,520 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.11 $15.99 $20.86 $27.03 $30.26
Annual Wage (2) $27,270 $33,270 $43,390 $56,220 $62,940


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 14,770 2.51 $23.15 $48,160
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 7,310 1.05 $18.25 $37,970
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 5,770 6.22 $20.66 $42,980
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,160 0.45 $25.88 $53,830
Employment Services 1,880 0.05 $18.38 $38,220

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 5,770 6.22 $20.66 $42,980
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,770 2.51 $23.15 $48,160
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 7,310 1.05 $18.25 $37,970
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,220 0.89 $19.38 $40,310
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 870 0.49 $21.62 $44,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 290 0.14 $28.50 $59,270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 40 0.01 $26.50 $55,130
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 40 (7) $25.97 $54,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,160 0.45 $25.88 $53,830
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) (8) (8) $25.63 $53,310


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 7,310 1.36 5.14 $22.77 $47,350
Michigan 5,480 1.28 4.83 $24.09 $50,110
Indiana 4,310 1.43 5.39 $23.55 $48,990
Illinois 2,280 0.38 1.45 $21.17 $44,040
Texas 2,100 0.18 0.67 $19.14 $39,810




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 Dakota 600 1.43 5.40 $16.82 $34,990
Indiana 4,310 1.43 5.39 $23.55 $48,990
Ohio 7,310 1.36 5.14 $22.77 $47,350
Michigan 5,480 1.28 4.83 $24.09 $50,110
Alabama 1,710 0.89 3.35 $22.53 $46,870




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) $25.52 $53,080
Michigan 5,480 1.28 4.83 $24.09 $50,110
Maryland 100 0.04 0.15 $23.94 $49,790
Indiana 4,310 1.43 5.39 $23.55 $48,990
Washington 840 0.26 0.99 $22.88 $47,580



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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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,050 2.48 9.35 $24.48 $50,920
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,210 1.17 4.43 $23.97 $49,860
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,180 1.11 4.21 $26.12 $54,330
Dayton, OH 950 2.55 9.61 $18.14 $37,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 850 0.23 0.88 $22.64 $47,100
Toledo, OH 640 2.15 8.12 $27.24 $56,650
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 550 1.00 3.79 $21.87 $45,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 460 0.28 1.05 $20.46 $42,550
Columbus, OH 390 0.38 1.43 $23.35 $48,570
Knoxville, TN 380 0.99 3.74 $12.78 $26,580


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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)
Muskegon, MI 260 4.17 15.73 $20.14 $41,880
Dayton, OH 950 2.55 9.61 $18.14 $37,740
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,050 2.48 9.35 $24.48 $50,920
Toledo, OH 640 2.15 8.12 $27.24 $56,650
Fort Collins, CO 310 2.01 7.57 $19.47 $40,500
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,210 1.17 4.43 $23.97 $49,860
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,180 1.11 4.21 $26.12 $54,330
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 550 1.00 3.79 $21.87 $45,500
Knoxville, TN 380 0.99 3.74 $12.78 $26,580
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 300 0.74 2.79 $21.75 $45,240


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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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $27.91 $58,050
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $27.77 $57,760
Toledo, OH 640 2.15 8.12 $27.24 $56,650
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,180 1.11 4.21 $26.12 $54,330
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 240 0.23 0.87 $24.57 $51,110
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.11 $24.54 $51,040
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,050 2.48 9.35 $24.48 $50,920
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 0.14 $24.28 $50,500
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,210 1.17 4.43 $23.97 $49,860
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 120 0.32 1.22 $23.59 $49,070

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) 1,210 3.64 13.73 $20.29 $42,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 680 2.70 10.21 $19.85 $41,280
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 470 3.55 13.41 $16.97 $35,290
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 360 1.67 6.31 $15.39 $32,010
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 280 1.22 4.59 $21.15 $43,980

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,210 3.64 13.73 $20.29 $42,200
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 470 3.55 13.41 $16.97 $35,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 680 2.70 10.21 $19.85 $41,280
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 360 1.67 6.31 $15.39 $32,010
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 280 1.22 4.59 $21.15 $43,980

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 Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.25 $56,680
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.01 $49,950
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.03 $22.42 $46,630
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 280 1.22 4.59 $21.15 $43,980
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,210 3.64 13.73 $20.29 $42,200


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018