Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
17,710 6.6 % $19.34 $40,230 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.99 $14.29 $18.81 $24.63 $28.20
Annual Wage (2) $24,950 $29,720 $39,120 $51,220 $58,660


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 16,750 12.61 $19.65 $40,870
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 650 0.12 $14.29 $29,720
Employment Services 140 0.00 $11.55 $24,030

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 16,750 12.61 $19.65 $40,870
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 650 0.12 $14.29 $29,720
Employment Services 140 0.00 $11.55 $24,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 16,750 12.61 $19.65 $40,870
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 650 0.12 $14.29 $29,720
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $13.99 $29,100
Employment Services 140 (7) $11.55 $24,030


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 3,160 1.64 12.77 $19.49 $40,550
North Carolina 1,840 0.45 3.48 $21.14 $43,970
Illinois 1,670 0.28 2.22 $18.34 $38,140
Alabama 1,520 0.81 6.30 $23.97 $49,870
Ohio 1,210 0.23 1.78 $19.45 $40,450




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 3,160 1.64 12.77 $19.49 $40,550
Alabama 1,520 0.81 6.30 $23.97 $49,870
North Carolina 1,840 0.45 3.48 $21.14 $43,970
Iowa 540 0.36 2.77 $19.91 $41,410
Illinois 1,670 0.28 2.22 $18.34 $38,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 1,520 0.81 6.30 $23.97 $49,870
Virginia 790 0.22 1.68 $22.91 $47,650
North Carolina 1,840 0.45 3.48 $21.14 $43,970
Iowa 540 0.36 2.77 $19.91 $41,410
South Carolina 3,160 1.64 12.77 $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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,120 0.45 3.50 $18.33 $38,130
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 130 0.50 3.91 $13.84 $28,790
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 110 0.11 0.84 $15.59 $32,430
Greensboro-High Point, NC 110 0.31 2.42 $16.86 $35,070
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 100 0.30 2.30 $13.85 $28,810
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.06 0.44 $13.75 $28,610




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)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 130 0.50 3.91 $13.84 $28,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,120 0.45 3.50 $18.33 $38,130
Greensboro-High Point, NC 110 0.31 2.42 $16.86 $35,070
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 100 0.30 2.30 $13.85 $28,810
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 110 0.11 0.84 $15.59 $32,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.06 0.44 $13.75 $28,610




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-Roswell, GA 1,120 0.45 3.50 $18.33 $38,130
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) $17.99 $37,420
Greensboro-High Point, NC 110 0.31 2.42 $16.86 $35,070
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 110 0.11 0.84 $15.59 $32,430
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $14.87 $30,930
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $14.68 $30,540
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 100 0.30 2.30 $13.85 $28,810
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 130 0.50 3.91 $13.84 $28,790
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.06 0.44 $13.75 $28,610

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 0.94 7.30 $10.77 $22,400
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 2.28 $14.00 $29,120

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 0.94 7.30 $10.77 $22,400
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 2.28 $14.00 $29,120

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 2.28 $14.00 $29,120
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 0.94 7.30 $10.77 $22,400


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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