Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
16,690 6.9 % $18.92 $39,360 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $13.55 $19.59 $24.22 $27.30
Annual Wage (2) $22,000 $28,180 $40,760 $50,380 $56,790


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 15,550 12.47 $19.27 $40,070
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 730 0.15 $13.15 $27,350
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 90 0.01 $16.03 $33,340
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.03 $13.07 $27,190

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 15,550 12.47 $19.27 $40,070
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 730 0.15 $13.15 $27,350
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.03 $13.07 $27,190
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 90 0.01 $16.03 $33,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 15,550 12.47 $19.27 $40,070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 90 0.01 $16.03 $33,340
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 730 0.15 $13.15 $27,350
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.03 $13.07 $27,190


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)
Alabama 1,950 1.08 8.28 $21.50 $44,710
South Carolina 1,670 0.94 7.25 $15.93 $33,130
North Carolina 1,380 0.36 2.78 $20.08 $41,770
Tennessee 1,080 0.41 3.18 $19.49 $40,550
Virginia 890 0.25 1.92 $22.34 $46,460




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)
Alabama 1,950 1.08 8.28 $21.50 $44,710
South Carolina 1,670 0.94 7.25 $15.93 $33,130
Arkansas 530 0.47 3.59 $23.42 $48,710
Tennessee 1,080 0.41 3.18 $19.49 $40,550
North Carolina 1,380 0.36 2.78 $20.08 $41,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 530 0.47 3.59 $23.42 $48,710
Virginia 890 0.25 1.92 $22.34 $46,460
Alabama 1,950 1.08 8.28 $21.50 $44,710
North Carolina 1,380 0.36 2.78 $20.08 $41,770
Tennessee 1,080 0.41 3.18 $19.49 $40,550





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)
Kansas City, MO-KS 170 0.18 1.35 $18.22 $37,900
Knoxville, TN 160 0.51 3.92 $15.54 $32,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.33 $15.79 $32,840
Toledo, OH 50 0.19 1.43 $12.51 $26,020
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.40 $14.07 $29,270




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)
Knoxville, TN 160 0.51 3.92 $15.54 $32,320
Toledo, OH 50 0.19 1.43 $12.51 $26,020
Kansas City, MO-KS 170 0.18 1.35 $18.22 $37,900
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.40 $14.07 $29,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.33 $15.79 $32,840




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $38,210
Kansas City, MO-KS 170 0.18 1.35 $18.22 $37,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.33 $15.79 $32,840
Knoxville, TN 160 0.51 3.92 $15.54 $32,320
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.40 $14.07 $29,270
Toledo, OH 50 0.19 1.43 $12.51 $26,020

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 2.04 15.65 $14.67 $30,510
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 4.67 $16.94 $35,230
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.80 $9.86 $20,520
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.45 $13.31 $27,690

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 2.04 15.65 $14.67 $30,510
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 4.67 $16.94 $35,230
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.80 $9.86 $20,520
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.45 $13.31 $27,690

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 150 0.61 4.67 $16.94 $35,230
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 450 2.04 15.65 $14.67 $30,510
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.45 $13.31 $27,690
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.80 $9.86 $20,520


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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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