Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
38,330 5.6 % $19.32 $40,180 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.24 $14.83 $18.42 $24.13 $27.93
Annual Wage (2) $25,460 $30,850 $38,310 $50,180 $58,090


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 10,060 1.89 $21.78 $45,310
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 8,480 8.61 $18.08 $37,610
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,640 1.44 $16.96 $35,280
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,180 1.23 $19.03 $39,580
Employment Services 1,270 0.04 $15.57 $32,380

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 8,480 8.61 $18.08 $37,610
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 10,060 1.89 $21.78 $45,310
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,640 1.44 $16.96 $35,280
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,180 1.23 $19.03 $39,580
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,180 1.09 $19.36 $40,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,170 0.62 $24.16 $50,260
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 550 0.20 $22.25 $46,270
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 10,060 1.89 $21.78 $45,310
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,050 0.21 $21.06 $43,810
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 270 0.83 $20.92 $43,510


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 5,200 0.46 1.63 $17.71 $36,830
Ohio 4,250 0.82 2.88 $20.87 $43,400
Indiana 3,560 1.22 4.32 $22.40 $46,590
Michigan 2,800 0.69 2.42 $22.84 $47,500
Pennsylvania 2,310 0.41 1.44 $17.09 $35,540




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 1.52 5.37 $15.14 $31,490
Indiana 3,560 1.22 4.32 $22.40 $46,590
Alabama 1,740 0.94 3.30 $17.87 $37,180
Ohio 4,250 0.82 2.88 $20.87 $43,400
Michigan 2,800 0.69 2.42 $22.84 $47,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,800 0.69 2.42 $22.84 $47,500
Indiana 3,560 1.22 4.32 $22.40 $46,590
California 1,690 0.11 0.39 $21.99 $45,730
West Virginia 290 0.41 1.44 $21.45 $44,610
Wisconsin 700 0.26 0.91 $21.38 $44,470





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 2,760 0.97 3.43 $17.26 $35,890
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 960 0.84 2.96 $24.74 $51,450
Huntsville, AL 910 4.37 15.39 $21.01 $43,710
Toledo, OH 760 2.51 8.85 $24.88 $51,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 710 0.38 1.35 $17.09 $35,540
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 630 0.87 3.07 $24.40 $50,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 510 0.34 1.21 $19.42 $40,400
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.53 1.88 $17.63 $36,680
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 470 1.16 4.08 $19.07 $39,670
Oklahoma City, OK 470 0.78 2.74 $17.77 $36,960




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 910 4.37 15.39 $21.01 $43,710
Tyler, TX 290 3.06 10.80 $20.46 $42,560
Toledo, OH 760 2.51 8.85 $24.88 $51,750
Racine, WI 100 1.34 4.74 $16.25 $33,810
York-Hanover, PA 220 1.27 4.49 $15.92 $33,110
Waco, TX 130 1.23 4.34 $16.63 $34,580
Dayton, OH 450 1.21 4.25 $17.58 $36,570
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 470 1.16 4.08 $19.07 $39,670
Fargo, ND-MN 150 1.12 3.95 $19.93 $41,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,760 0.97 3.43 $17.26 $35,890




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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.17 0.60 $26.81 $55,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 0.32 $25.36 $52,760
Toledo, OH 760 2.51 8.85 $24.88 $51,750
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 960 0.84 2.96 $24.74 $51,450
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 630 0.87 3.07 $24.40 $50,760
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 340 0.33 1.18 $24.23 $50,400
Green Bay, WI 130 0.78 2.77 $22.72 $47,250
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.69 $47,190
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $22.15 $46,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.11 $22.13 $46,030

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 4.54 16.02 $15.09 $31,390
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.48 12.27 $13.65 $28,380
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 360 3.18 11.19 $18.05 $37,540
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 350 2.36 8.31 $13.71 $28,510
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.32 $15.12 $31,450

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 4.54 16.02 $15.09 $31,390
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.48 12.27 $13.65 $28,380
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 360 3.18 11.19 $18.05 $37,540
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 350 2.36 8.31 $13.71 $28,510
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.41 $13.13 $27,310

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $37,870
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 360 3.18 11.19 $18.05 $37,540
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.14 $35,650
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.11 $35,590
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.77 $34,890


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015