Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ; Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers ; Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs ; Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers ; Avionics Technicians ; Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers ; Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay ; Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles ; Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers ; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers ; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Automotive Body and Related Repairers ; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers ; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics ; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ; Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines ; Rail Car Repairers ; Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Motorcycle Mechanics ; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics ; Bicycle Repairers ; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians ; Tire Repairers and Changers ; Mechanical Door Repairers ; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door ; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ; Home Appliance Repairers ; Industrial Machinery Mechanics ; Maintenance Workers, Machinery ; Millwrights ; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ; Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers ; Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers ; Medical Equipment Repairers ; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners ; Watch Repairers ; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other ; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers ; Commercial Divers ; Fabric Menders, Except Garment ; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers ; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers ; Riggers ; Signal and Track Switch Repairers ; Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers ; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other*


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,928,960 0.3 % $20.58 $42,810 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.74 $14.23 $19.29 $25.92 $32.42
Annual Wage (2) $22,330 $29,600 $40,120 $53,920 $67,430


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)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 410,610 51.50 $18.18 $37,800
Building Equipment Contractors 300,190 18.18 $21.19 $44,080
Automobile Dealers 260,110 25.86 $21.16 $44,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 255,360 4.57 $21.92 $45,600
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 215,040 35.14 $26.17 $54,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 53,240 53.60 $19.95 $41,490
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 410,610 51.50 $18.18 $37,800
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 79,800 46.23 $20.62 $42,890
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 25,600 37.37 $17.62 $36,660
Vending Machine Operators 14,190 36.16 $14.70 $30,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 13,280 2.77 $31.51 $65,540
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 7,560 4.88 $29.99 $62,370
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 118,550 29.97 $29.36 $61,060
Natural Gas Distribution 22,190 20.50 $29.06 $60,450
Other Telecommunications 24,670 21.16 $28.39 $59,050


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)
California 453,900 32.42 0.84 $22.89 $47,610
Texas 424,360 42.06 1.08 $19.10 $39,730
New York 291,150 34.89 0.90 $22.50 $46,810
Florida 286,840 40.38 1.04 $18.80 $39,100
Pennsylvania 223,300 40.73 1.05 $19.98 $41,550




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)
Wyoming 16,890 62.57 1.61 $22.47 $46,740
Louisiana 100,660 54.92 1.42 $18.84 $39,190
West Virginia 34,720 50.45 1.30 $17.61 $36,620
Alaska 15,230 49.43 1.28 $26.27 $54,650
Alabama 88,470 48.95 1.26 $19.45 $40,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 15,230 49.43 1.28 $26.27 $54,650
District of Columbia 8,920 13.95 0.36 $24.36 $50,660
Massachusetts 97,460 31.25 0.81 $23.57 $49,030
Connecticut 52,000 32.53 0.84 $23.37 $48,610
New Jersey 135,340 35.89 0.93 $23.35 $48,570

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160,400 32.19 0.83 $23.88 $49,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 116,630 30.55 0.79 $22.62 $47,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 108,550 43.46 1.12 $20.44 $42,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 104,950 29.63 0.76 $22.92 $47,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 88,640 40.28 1.04 $20.93 $43,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 77,200 38.56 0.99 $19.86 $41,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 64,420 38.27 0.99 $20.26 $42,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 63,830 27.88 0.72 $23.51 $48,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 62,080 34.40 0.89 $21.39 $44,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 49,180 29.31 0.76 $22.55 $46,900




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)
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 1,580 94.11 2.43 $20.74 $43,150
Anniston-Oxford, AL 3,750 82.84 2.14 $19.83 $41,250
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 4,310 82.09 2.12 $20.16 $41,930
Warner Robins, GA 4,610 80.94 2.09 $22.16 $46,100
Lafayette, LA 10,350 72.98 1.88 $18.89 $39,290
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 6,520 72.16 1.86 $18.97 $39,460
Farmington, NM 3,290 68.67 1.77 $21.70 $45,130
Odessa, TX 3,630 63.72 1.64 $19.58 $40,720
Casper, WY 2,380 63.53 1.64 $21.56 $44,850
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 2,570 61.83 1.59 $19.59 $40,760