Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
36,670 3.5 % $18.86 $39,230 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.89 $13.97 $17.51 $22.66 $28.36
Annual Wage (2) $24,730 $29,050 $36,420 $47,140 $58,990


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 8,400 1.92 $22.17 $46,110
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 7,380 7.76 $16.09 $33,460
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,970 1.70 $17.81 $37,040
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,850 1.78 $17.05 $35,470
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,250 1.65 $16.92 $35,200

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 7,380 7.76 $16.09 $33,460
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 8,400 1.92 $22.17 $46,110
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,850 1.78 $17.05 $35,470
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,970 1.70 $17.81 $37,040
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,250 1.65 $16.92 $35,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 150 0.12 $35.39 $73,620
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,280 0.84 $23.87 $49,640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,930 0.41 $22.79 $47,410
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 8,400 1.92 $22.17 $46,110
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 210 0.11 $20.14 $41,890


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)
Wisconsin 4,130 1.56 5.46 $18.26 $37,980
Ohio 3,430 0.69 2.41 $24.38 $50,720
Texas 3,190 0.31 1.08 $19.53 $40,630
Michigan 2,980 0.78 2.72 $24.22 $50,380
Missouri 1,720 0.66 2.32 $13.42 $27,920




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)
Wisconsin 4,130 1.56 5.46 $18.26 $37,980
South Dakota 510 1.31 4.57 $14.35 $29,850
Alabama 1,630 0.90 3.15 $15.99 $33,250
Michigan 2,980 0.78 2.72 $24.22 $50,380
Ohio 3,430 0.69 2.41 $24.38 $50,720




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 890 0.23 0.82 $28.40 $59,060
Ohio 3,430 0.69 2.41 $24.38 $50,720
Michigan 2,980 0.78 2.72 $24.22 $50,380
Nevada 50 0.04 0.15 $21.28 $44,260
Oregon 290 0.18 0.63 $19.66 $40,890





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-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,580 2.33 8.15 $25.38 $52,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,330 0.52 1.82 $16.82 $34,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.48 1.68 $24.91 $51,820
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 970 1.22 4.25 $18.20 $37,860
Huntsville, AL 800 3.95 13.83 (8) (8)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 780 0.75 2.62 $26.96 $56,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 520 0.38 1.32 $19.77 $41,110
Lima, OH 460 9.40 32.89 $25.67 $53,380
Madison, WI 440 1.34 4.70 $16.50 $34,320
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 420 0.43 1.52 (8) (8)




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)
Lima, OH 460 9.40 32.89 $25.67 $53,380
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 290 4.69 16.41 $18.95 $39,410
Huntsville, AL 800 3.95 13.83 (8) (8)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,580 2.33 8.15 $25.38 $52,790
Madison, WI 440 1.34 4.70 $16.50 $34,320
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 970 1.22 4.25 $18.20 $37,860
Springfield, MO 200 1.10 3.84 $13.97 $29,050
Decatur, AL 40 0.81 2.84 $18.40 $38,260
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 780 0.75 2.62 $26.96 $56,080
Midland, TX 50 0.75 2.64 $19.36 $40,260




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 780 0.75 2.62 $26.96 $56,080
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 280 0.34 1.20 $26.87 $55,900
Lima, OH 460 9.40 32.89 $25.67 $53,380
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,580 2.33 8.15 $25.38 $52,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.48 1.68 $24.91 $51,820
Akron, OH 80 0.25 0.87 $24.10 $50,130
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $23.70 $49,300
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $22.72 $47,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 0.29 $22.33 $46,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.20 $46,180

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 1,020 5.33 18.64 $16.91 $35,180
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 480 3.87 13.55 $14.34 $29,830
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 260 1.44 5.02 $15.14 $31,490
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 2.75 9.61 $15.75 $32,770
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 1.33 4.65 $12.44 $25,880

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 1,020 5.33 18.64 $16.91 $35,180
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 480 3.87 13.55 $14.34 $29,830
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 2.75 9.61 $15.75 $32,770
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 260 1.44 5.02 $15.14 $31,490
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 1.33 4.65 $12.44 $25,880

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 130 0.53 1.85 $33.93 $70,570
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.56 1.95 $21.05 $43,780
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.67 $40,910
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.53 $40,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 0.84 $17.72 $36,850


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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