Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.


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)
18,740 3.8 % $18.20 $37,860 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.42 $13.48 $17.39 $21.96 $27.74
Annual Wage (2) $21,670 $28,040 $36,170 $45,680 $57,700


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)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,910 2.84 $17.56 $36,520
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,470 0.80 $18.39 $38,240
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,810 0.30 $19.31 $40,170
Building Equipment Contractors 1,420 0.09 $18.30 $38,060
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 760 0.07 $14.44 $30,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,910 2.84 $17.56 $36,520
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,470 0.80 $18.39 $38,240
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,810 0.30 $19.31 $40,170
Coal Mining 170 0.22 $21.06 $43,810
General Rental Centers 90 0.21 $20.05 $41,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $27.13 $56,430
Support Activities for Air Transportation 30 0.02 $27.01 $56,170
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 0.01 $26.53 $55,180
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $25.17 $52,360
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 210 0.19 $24.12 $50,170


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 2,640 0.26 1.77 $15.18 $31,570
California 1,360 0.10 0.66 $20.06 $41,720
Florida 1,080 0.15 1.03 $17.38 $36,140
Pennsylvania 1,070 0.20 1.32 $19.26 $40,060
Alabama 710 0.39 2.66 $17.36 $36,100




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)
West Virginia 390 0.57 3.85 $17.54 $36,470
Alabama 710 0.39 2.66 $17.36 $36,100
Arkansas 310 0.27 1.84 $19.44 $40,440
Texas 2,640 0.26 1.77 $15.18 $31,570
Wyoming 70 0.25 1.67 $19.82 $41,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 190 0.12 0.79 $24.26 $50,470
Missouri 410 0.16 1.07 $21.89 $45,530
Nebraska 190 0.21 1.41 $21.48 $44,680
Idaho 110 0.18 1.23 $21.42 $44,550
Oklahoma 190 0.13 0.88 $21.39 $44,500

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 990 0.40 2.70 $15.24 $31,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 0.86 $20.89 $43,460
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 0.87 5.89 $17.22 $35,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.22 1.50 $23.09 $48,020
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 270 0.47 3.17 $16.77 $34,880
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 260 0.32 2.18 $19.66 $40,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.21 1.40 $24.30 $50,540
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 250 0.26 1.78 $19.20 $39,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.14 0.93 $21.01 $43,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.11 0.75 $16.73 $34,810




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)
Charleston, WV 140 0.96 6.49 $17.26 $35,910
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 410 0.87 5.89 $17.22 $35,810
Dothan, AL 50 0.83 5.61 $15.81 $32,880
Fort Wayne, IN 110 0.58 3.94 $13.13 $27,320
Monroe, LA 40 0.56 3.79 $12.03 $25,030
Abilene, TX 30 0.52 3.52 $19.02 $39,570
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.50 3.42 $18.00 $37,450
Roanoke, VA 70 0.49 3.34 $17.98 $37,400
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.47 3.19 $17.75 $36,920
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 270 0.47 3.17 $16.77 $34,880




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $28.12 $58,500
Dayton, OH 40 0.12 0.83 $27.90 $58,030
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 120 0.22 1.52 $26.86 $55,880
Evansville, IN-KY 50 0.32 2.20 $25.44 $52,910
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $25.30 $52,620
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $25.18 $52,380
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.15 1.03 $25.15 $52,310
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.21 1.40 $24.30 $50,540
Tulsa, OK 70 0.16 1.10 $24.21 $50,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.36 $23.86 $49,630

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 6.05 $16.87 $35,080
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.94 6.39 $22.10 $45,970
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 2.58 $14.45 $30,050
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 3.26 $11.68 $24,300
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 2.19 $14.81 $30,810

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.94 6.39 $22.10 $45,970
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 6.05 $16.87 $35,080
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.82 5.57 $13.20 $27,460
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 3.26 $11.68 $24,300
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.38 2.58 $14.45 $30,050

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.94 6.39 $22.10 $45,970
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.82 $43,300
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.81 $19.43 $40,420
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.18 $39,890
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.75 $18.27 $38,000


About May 2010 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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011