Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
38,700 4.6 % $20.07 $41,750 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.40 $15.02 $19.04 $25.44 $28.97
Annual Wage (2) $25,790 $31,230 $39,600 $52,910 $60,250


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 12,190 2.17 $21.86 $45,470
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 7,160 7.14 $18.49 $38,450
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,230 1.30 $18.38 $38,240
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,050 1.14 $19.06 $39,640
Employment Services 1,720 0.05 $16.08 $33,450

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 7,160 7.14 $18.49 $38,450
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,190 2.17 $21.86 $45,470
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,230 1.30 $18.38 $38,240
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,050 1.14 $19.06 $39,640
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,000 0.89 $18.82 $39,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $27.30 $56,780
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 950 0.46 $25.54 $53,110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,280 0.26 $25.14 $52,300
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 460 0.22 $23.17 $48,190
Ship and Boat Building (8) (8) $22.64 $47,090


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)
Ohio 5,940 1.12 4.01 $22.13 $46,040
Texas 4,340 0.38 1.34 $18.22 $37,900
Michigan 2,520 0.61 2.17 $23.09 $48,020
California 1,930 0.12 0.44 $21.80 $45,350
Illinois 1,920 0.33 1.17 $20.15 $41,900




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 660 1.61 5.73 $15.62 $32,480
Ohio 5,940 1.12 4.01 $22.13 $46,040
Kentucky 1,560 0.85 3.03 $19.06 $39,650
Alabama 1,560 0.83 2.95 $18.12 $37,690
Iowa 1,130 0.74 2.63 $18.87 $39,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,520 0.61 2.17 $23.09 $48,020
West Virginia 270 0.38 1.35 $23.02 $47,890
Nevada 70 0.06 0.21 $22.81 $47,440
Ohio 5,940 1.12 4.01 $22.13 $46,040
Maryland 160 0.06 0.22 $21.96 $45,680





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)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,020 1.00 3.55 $24.75 $51,470
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 910 0.89 3.17 (8) (8)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 870 0.74 2.64 $23.81 $49,510
Toledo, OH 770 2.60 9.26 $25.64 $53,330
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 660 0.68 2.42 $19.07 $39,660
Dayton, OH 630 1.73 6.16 $17.62 $36,650
Huntsville, AL 610 2.86 10.18 $22.79 $47,390
Oklahoma City, OK 540 0.88 3.13 $19.04 $39,590
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 530 0.73 2.62 $25.82 $53,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 0.45 $21.34 $44,380




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 310 6.44 22.96 (8) (8)
Huntsville, AL 610 2.86 10.18 $22.79 $47,390
Toledo, OH 770 2.60 9.26 $25.64 $53,330
Fort Collins, CO 300 2.05 7.30 $18.40 $38,270
Dayton, OH 630 1.73 6.16 $17.62 $36,650
Fargo, ND-MN 190 1.43 5.08 $20.16 $41,930
Springfield, MO 270 1.39 4.96 (8) (8)
Racine, WI 90 1.24 4.44 $16.36 $34,030
York-Hanover, PA 200 1.13 4.02 $15.20 $31,620
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 150 1.08 3.83 $23.71 $49,320




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)
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 530 0.73 2.62 $25.82 $53,700
Toledo, OH 770 2.60 9.26 $25.64 $53,330
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $24.86 $51,710
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,020 1.00 3.55 $24.75 $51,470
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 870 0.74 2.64 $23.81 $49,510
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 150 1.08 3.83 $23.71 $49,320
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 0.55 $23.38 $48,640
Huntsville, AL 610 2.86 10.18 $22.79 $47,390
Kansas City, MO-KS 80 0.08 0.27 $22.60 $47,010
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.31 $46,390

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 600 4.55 16.20 $15.56 $32,360
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 330 1.45 5.16 $19.84 $41,270
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 310 2.23 7.96 $17.59 $36,580
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.78 2.76 $13.90 $28,900
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.32 1.12 $17.13 $35,630

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 600 4.55 16.20 $15.56 $32,360
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 310 2.23 7.96 $17.59 $36,580
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 330 1.45 5.16 $19.84 $41,270
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 4.20 $22.48 $46,750
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.78 2.76 $13.90 $28,900

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)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 4.20 $22.48 $46,750
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.33 $42,290
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 330 1.45 5.16 $19.84 $41,270
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 310 2.23 7.96 $17.59 $36,580
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.18 $17.45 $36,290


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016