Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
38,150 4.0 % $20.71 $43,090 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.84 $15.33 $19.81 $26.22 $29.71
Annual Wage (2) $26,700 $31,880 $41,210 $54,540 $61,800


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 13,430 2.32 $23.15 $48,140
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 6,540 6.61 $18.74 $38,980
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,780 1.76 $17.37 $36,120
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 2,550 0.97 $20.11 $41,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,110 0.43 $24.64 $51,250

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 6,540 6.61 $18.74 $38,980
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,430 2.32 $23.15 $48,140
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,780 1.76 $17.37 $36,120
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 2,550 0.97 $20.11 $41,820
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 1,200 0.85 $19.33 $40,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $28.09 $58,430
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $27.62 $57,440
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,110 0.43 $24.64 $51,250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $23.89 $49,700
Ship and Boat Building (8) (8) $23.25 $48,350


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 6,640 1.24 4.58 $22.15 $46,070
Michigan 4,850 1.15 4.24 $22.67 $47,150
Texas 2,190 0.19 0.69 $19.36 $40,260
Illinois 2,050 0.35 1.28 $20.38 $42,400
Alabama 1,530 0.80 2.94 $21.73 $45,210




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 610 1.46 5.37 $16.51 $34,340
Ohio 6,640 1.24 4.58 $22.15 $46,070
Michigan 4,850 1.15 4.24 $22.67 $47,150
Alabama 1,530 0.80 2.94 $21.73 $45,210
Iowa 940 0.61 2.24 $19.54 $40,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 110 0.04 0.16 $23.80 $49,510
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $23.21 $48,270
Michigan 4,850 1.15 4.24 $22.67 $47,150
Washington 860 0.28 1.04 $22.37 $46,540
Connecticut 190 0.11 0.42 $22.38 $46,540





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 2,170 1.80 6.61 $22.74 $47,300
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,230 1.20 4.42 $24.48 $50,930
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,050 1.01 3.72 $25.75 $53,570
Dayton, OH 690 1.85 6.82 $18.13 $37,710
Muskegon, MI 480 7.81 28.76 $19.80 $41,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 470 0.29 1.08 $20.35 $42,330
Columbus, OH 460 0.45 1.64 $21.29 $44,280
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 380 0.95 3.51 $20.95 $43,580
Lima, OH 350 7.17 26.39 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 280 0.14 0.52 $19.88 $41,350




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 480 7.81 28.76 $19.80 $41,190
Lima, OH 350 7.17 26.39 (8) (8)
Dayton, OH 690 1.85 6.82 $18.13 $37,710
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,170 1.80 6.61 $22.74 $47,300
Fort Collins, CO 270 1.78 6.56 $18.83 $39,160
Fargo, ND-MN 180 1.29 4.75 $19.35 $40,240
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,230 1.20 4.42 $24.48 $50,930
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,050 1.01 3.72 $25.75 $53,570
Waco, TX 110 0.99 3.63 $17.87 $37,160
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 380 0.95 3.51 $20.95 $43,580




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 1,050 1.01 3.72 $25.75 $53,570
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $25.15 $52,320
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.10 $52,210
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 0.44 $24.63 $51,230
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,230 1.20 4.42 $24.48 $50,930
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.12 0.44 $24.47 $50,900
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 0.15 $24.28 $50,500
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $24.21 $50,350
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,170 1.80 6.61 $22.74 $47,300
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.48 1.76 $22.62 $47,040

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) 860 2.61 9.60 $15.04 $31,280
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 580 2.30 8.48 $20.75 $43,170
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 480 3.63 13.37 $16.39 $34,090
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 430 1.86 6.85 $20.05 $41,710
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.38 5.07 $14.87 $30,930

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 480 3.63 13.37 $16.39 $34,090
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 860 2.61 9.60 $15.04 $31,280
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 580 2.30 8.48 $20.75 $43,170
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 430 1.86 6.85 $20.05 $41,710
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.38 5.07 $14.87 $30,930

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 580 2.30 8.48 $20.75 $43,170
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 430 1.86 6.85 $20.05 $41,710
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.59 $19.99 $41,570
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.70 $19.42 $40,400
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 480 3.63 13.37 $16.39 $34,090


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017