Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
40,750 4.5 % $18.14 $37,730 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.91 $14.06 $17.36 $21.70 $26.28
Annual Wage (2) $24,780 $29,250 $36,110 $45,140 $54,650


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)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 9,550 9.39 $16.56 $34,440
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,310 1.54 $19.74 $41,060
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 5,360 2.21 $17.12 $35,620
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,910 1.58 $17.94 $37,320
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,100 1.48 $16.38 $34,080

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 9,550 9.39 $16.56 $34,440
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 5,360 2.21 $17.12 $35,620
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 770 1.66 $16.92 $35,190
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,910 1.58 $17.94 $37,320
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,310 1.54 $19.74 $41,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,660 0.98 $24.15 $50,240
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,740 0.35 $22.62 $47,040
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 280 0.15 $20.37 $42,360
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,310 1.54 $19.74 $41,060
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,290 1.23 $19.55 $40,670


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)
Texas 4,130 0.39 1.25 $19.82 $41,230
Wisconsin 3,930 1.47 4.70 $18.42 $38,320
Pennsylvania 2,820 0.50 1.61 $15.71 $32,670
Ohio 2,600 0.51 1.65 $21.16 $44,010
Michigan 2,510 0.64 2.05 $21.70 $45,140




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 620 1.54 4.94 $14.37 $29,880
Wisconsin 3,930 1.47 4.70 $18.42 $38,320
Alabama 2,080 1.14 3.64 $15.91 $33,100
South Carolina 1,280 0.71 2.27 $17.17 $35,710
Michigan 2,510 0.64 2.05 $21.70 $45,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 760 0.20 0.63 $29.89 $62,160
Michigan 2,510 0.64 2.05 $21.70 $45,140
Ohio 2,600 0.51 1.65 $21.16 $44,010
Nevada 30 0.03 0.09 $20.40 $42,440
Texas 4,130 0.39 1.25 $19.82 $41,230





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,650 0.62 2.00 $16.69 $34,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.65 2.09 $25.05 $52,100
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 940 1.36 4.33 $23.08 $48,000
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 860 1.07 3.41 $17.32 $36,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 790 0.43 1.38 $15.83 $32,920
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 760 0.71 2.28 $23.61 $49,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 760 0.54 1.72 $19.75 $41,090
York-Hanover, PA 500 2.88 9.20 $12.76 $26,550
Madison, WI 500 1.50 4.80 $16.81 $34,960
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 450 0.60 1.92 $14.04 $29,200




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)
Tyler, TX 340 3.62 11.58 $20.07 $41,740
York-Hanover, PA 500 2.88 9.20 $12.76 $26,550
Rockford, IL 360 2.54 8.11 $19.23 $40,000
Madison, WI 500 1.50 4.80 $16.81 $34,960
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 940 1.36 4.33 $23.08 $48,000
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 120 1.09 3.49 $16.31 $33,920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 860 1.07 3.41 $17.32 $36,020
Tulsa, OK 420 1.01 3.24 $17.98 $37,390
Green Bay, WI 140 0.84 2.67 $21.59 $44,920
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 310 0.81 2.59 $16.60 $34,540




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.65 2.09 $25.05 $52,100
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.84 $51,670
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 760 0.71 2.28 $23.61 $49,100
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 940 1.36 4.33 $23.08 $48,000
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $22.85 $47,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 200 0.12 0.38 $22.07 $45,910
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 430 0.44 1.41 $21.99 $45,740
Holland-Grand Haven, MI (8) (8) (8) $21.83 $45,400
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 150 0.17 0.55 $21.82 $45,380
Green Bay, WI 140 0.84 2.67 $21.59 $44,920

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 1,140 5.93 18.97 $17.21 $35,790
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 570 4.54 14.53 $14.36 $29,870
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 510 2.17 6.95 $17.01 $35,380
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 400 2.87 9.18 $13.23 $27,510
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.93 6.17 $14.30 $29,740

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 1,140 5.93 18.97 $17.21 $35,790
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 570 4.54 14.53 $14.36 $29,870
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 400 2.87 9.18 $13.23 $27,510
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 180 2.57 8.23 $16.29 $33,870
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 510 2.17 6.95 $17.01 $35,380

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.63 2.02 $30.96 $64,400
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.18 $41,970
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,810
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.23 0.73 $18.94 $39,400
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.57 $18.71 $38,910


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013