Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
17,360 6.5 % $18.91 $39,340 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.40 $13.23 $19.81 $24.39 $27.38
Annual Wage (2) $21,630 $27,530 $41,210 $50,730 $56,960


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 16,520 12.78 $19.22 $39,970
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 590 0.12 $12.03 $25,020
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 100 0.01 $16.47 $34,260

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 16,520 12.78 $19.22 $39,970
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 590 0.12 $12.03 $25,020
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 100 0.01 $16.47 $34,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 16,520 12.78 $19.22 $39,970
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 100 0.01 $16.47 $34,260
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $13.49 $28,060
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 590 0.12 $12.03 $25,020


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)
South Carolina 2,430 1.35 10.16 $20.17 $41,960
Alabama 1,970 1.08 8.12 $21.76 $45,260
North Carolina 1,610 0.42 3.12 $19.45 $40,460
Oklahoma 1,180 0.77 5.76 $20.46 $42,550
Virginia 920 0.26 1.92 $22.82 $47,470




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 Carolina 2,430 1.35 10.16 $20.17 $41,960
Alabama 1,970 1.08 8.12 $21.76 $45,260
Oklahoma 1,180 0.77 5.76 $20.46 $42,550
Arkansas 560 0.49 3.65 $24.60 $51,160
North Carolina 1,610 0.42 3.12 $19.45 $40,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 560 0.49 3.65 $24.60 $51,160
Virginia 920 0.26 1.92 $22.82 $47,470
Alabama 1,970 1.08 8.12 $21.76 $45,260
Oklahoma 1,180 0.77 5.76 $20.46 $42,550
Illinois 890 0.16 1.19 $20.28 $42,170





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)
Knoxville, TN 170 0.53 3.96 $15.73 $32,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.24 $12.73 $26,470
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 0.46 $14.29 $29,720




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 170 0.53 3.96 $15.73 $32,720
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 0.46 $14.29 $29,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.24 $12.73 $26,470




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $17.76 $36,940
Knoxville, TN 170 0.53 3.96 $15.73 $32,720
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 0.46 $14.29 $29,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.24 $12.73 $26,470
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.37 $25,720

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 440 1.96 14.74 $14.75 $30,670
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.88 6.59 $16.66 $34,650
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 3.19 $10.04 $20,880

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 440 1.96 14.74 $14.75 $30,670
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.88 6.59 $16.66 $34,650
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 3.19 $10.04 $20,880

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 220 0.88 6.59 $16.66 $34,650
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 440 1.96 14.74 $14.75 $30,670
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 3.19 $10.04 $20,880


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

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