Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
39,620 5.5 % $18.78 $39,060 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.94 $14.63 $17.93 $22.70 $27.11
Annual Wage (2) $24,830 $30,420 $37,300 $47,230 $56,380


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 7,890 7.98 $17.96 $37,360
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,170 1.42 $19.98 $41,570
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,770 1.91 $17.09 $35,550
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,810 1.49 $18.24 $37,930
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,980 0.39 $22.57 $46,950

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 7,890 7.98 $17.96 $37,360
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,770 1.91 $17.09 $35,550
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,810 1.49 $18.24 $37,930
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,170 1.42 $19.98 $41,570
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,360 1.28 $19.27 $40,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,970 1.11 $24.69 $51,350
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,980 0.39 $22.57 $46,950
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 540 0.20 $22.07 $45,910
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 290 0.89 $21.51 $44,740
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 7,170 1.42 $19.98 $41,570


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 5,950 0.55 1.82 $18.88 $39,270
Ohio 3,710 0.72 2.43 $21.99 $45,740
Pennsylvania 3,170 0.56 1.89 $15.90 $33,070
Michigan 2,500 0.62 2.09 $20.97 $43,610
Wisconsin 2,120 0.78 2.62 $19.25 $40,040




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 1.52 5.10 $14.88 $30,940
Alabama 1,770 0.96 3.22 $17.16 $35,690
Wisconsin 2,120 0.78 2.62 $19.25 $40,040
Ohio 3,710 0.72 2.43 $21.99 $45,740
Iowa 1,050 0.71 2.37 $17.51 $36,420




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 600 0.15 0.51 $28.98 $60,270
Ohio 3,710 0.72 2.43 $21.99 $45,740
Massachusetts 300 0.09 0.30 $21.77 $45,290
California 1,210 0.08 0.27 $21.61 $44,950
Nevada 30 0.03 0.09 $21.44 $44,600





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 2,870 1.04 3.49 $17.04 $35,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.63 2.12 $24.72 $51,420
Huntsville, AL 920 4.36 14.57 $20.01 $41,610
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 730 0.66 2.20 $24.32 $50,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 710 0.49 1.63 $21.59 $44,910
York-Hanover, PA 660 3.79 12.68 $12.64 $26,280
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 650 0.93 3.10 $19.80 $41,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 0.56 $17.35 $36,080
Tulsa, OK 490 1.16 3.87 $17.23 $35,840
Rockford, IL 420 2.96 9.89 $19.47 $40,490




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)
Huntsville, AL 920 4.36 14.57 $20.01 $41,610
York-Hanover, PA 660 3.79 12.68 $12.64 $26,280
Rockford, IL 420 2.96 9.89 $19.47 $40,490
Tulsa, OK 490 1.16 3.87 $17.23 $35,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,870 1.04 3.49 $17.04 $35,440
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 650 0.93 3.10 $19.80 $41,180
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 90 0.83 2.76 $19.22 $39,990
Green Bay, WI 140 0.82 2.76 $22.30 $46,380
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 280 0.71 2.38 $15.70 $32,650
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 730 0.66 2.20 $24.32 $50,590




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 1,360 0.63 2.12 $24.72 $51,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 730 0.66 2.20 $24.32 $50,590
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 360 0.36 1.22 $23.98 $49,870
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 0.51 $23.75 $49,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.10 $48,060
Green Bay, WI 140 0.82 2.76 $22.30 $46,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 710 0.49 1.63 $21.59 $44,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 0.28 $21.47 $44,660
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.06 0.20 $20.36 $42,350
Columbia, SC 70 0.19 0.64 $20.34 $42,310

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 570 4.56 15.25 $14.87 $30,930
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 550 2.29 7.67 $17.39 $36,160
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 380 2.71 9.07 $13.40 $27,860
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 1.75 $30.57 $63,590
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 2.48 $13.41 $27,890

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 570 4.56 15.25 $14.87 $30,930
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 380 2.71 9.07 $13.40 $27,860
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 550 2.29 7.67 $17.39 $36,160
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 2.48 $13.41 $27,890
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 2.12 $17.13 $35,640

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 0.52 1.75 $30.57 $63,590
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.67 $19.42 $40,390
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,970
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.76 $36,940
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 550 2.29 7.67 $17.39 $36,160


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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