Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions. Excludes "Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation vehicles.


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)
9,540 5.5 % $16.78 $34,900 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.37 $12.87 $15.66 $19.77 $25.02
Annual Wage (2) $21,560 $26,780 $32,570 $41,110 $52,030


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 7,210 5.50 $16.61 $34,550
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 780 0.10 $17.99 $37,410
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 290 0.18 $16.33 $33,960
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 280 0.27 $17.69 $36,800
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 160 0.03 $13.29 $27,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 7,210 5.50 $16.61 $34,550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 280 0.27 $17.69 $36,800
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 290 0.18 $16.33 $33,960
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 50 0.11 $15.70 $32,660
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 780 0.10 $17.99 $37,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers (8) (8) $21.60 $44,930
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 50 0.08 $19.59 $40,740
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 780 0.10 $17.99 $37,410
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 280 0.27 $17.69 $36,800
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.02 $17.55 $36,510


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 980 0.10 1.29 $17.35 $36,090
California 700 0.05 0.67 $19.17 $39,880
Florida 590 0.08 1.09 $18.38 $38,220
Washington 460 0.17 2.29 $17.42 $36,230
Indiana 420 0.16 2.07 $15.50 $32,240




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)
Idaho 170 0.29 3.92 $15.98 $33,240
North Dakota 80 0.22 2.97 $15.69 $32,640
South Dakota 80 0.22 2.89 $13.02 $27,080
Oregon 290 0.18 2.44 $17.70 $36,810
Wyoming 50 0.18 2.42 $12.46 $25,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 200 0.10 1.27 $20.78 $43,220
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.13 $19.74 $41,050
New Mexico 60 0.07 0.99 $19.71 $40,990
Kansas 160 0.12 1.65 $19.67 $40,910
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $19.19 $39,910

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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 200 0.19 2.49 $21.75 $45,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 150 0.09 1.16 $14.68 $30,530
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.16 2.16 (8) (8)
San Antonio, TX 130 0.15 2.05 $17.95 $37,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.09 1.19 $17.69 $36,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 1.08 $20.79 $43,240
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 100 0.10 1.35 $20.71 $43,070
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.07 0.97 $17.38 $36,150
Eugene-Springfield, OR 70 0.50 6.61 $20.07 $41,750
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.11 1.51 $16.69 $34,720




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 60 0.63 8.39 $18.68 $38,860
Eugene-Springfield, OR 70 0.50 6.61 $20.07 $41,750
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 50 0.37 4.89 $16.33 $33,970
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.33 4.33 $18.76 $39,020
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.32 4.30 $14.97 $31,150
Winston-Salem, NC 50 0.24 3.18 $17.50 $36,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 200 0.19 2.49 $21.75 $45,240
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 130 0.16 2.16 (8) (8)
San Antonio, TX 130 0.15 2.05 $17.95 $37,340
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 1.88 $16.29 $33,880




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)
Denver-Aurora, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.71 $51,400
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $24.10 $50,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.95 $49,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.88 $49,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.45 $48,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 200 0.19 2.49 $21.75 $45,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 1.08 $20.79 $43,240
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 100 0.10 1.35 $20.71 $43,070
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.42 $42,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.41 $20.24 $42,100

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 40 0.32 4.26 $12.25 $25,470
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 6.98 $13.09 $27,220
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.11 $15.32 $31,860
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.73 $13.09 $27,230

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)
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 6.98 $13.09 $27,220
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 4.26 $12.25 $25,470
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.11 $15.32 $31,860
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.73 $13.09 $27,230

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.59 $34,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.38 $34,060
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.96 $33,190
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.11 $15.32 $31,860
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.43 $30,010


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:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011