Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
10,110 4.8 % $17.26 $35,900 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.38 $12.99 $16.35 $20.59 $25.94
Annual Wage (2) $21,590 $27,020 $34,000 $42,830 $53,960


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 7,540 5.84 $16.95 $35,250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 810 0.10 $19.12 $39,780
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 370 0.23 $16.69 $34,710
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 310 0.27 $18.66 $38,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 120 0.01 $16.32 $33,950

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 7,540 5.84 $16.95 $35,250
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 310 0.27 $18.66 $38,810
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 370 0.23 $16.69 $34,710
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.18 $18.81 $39,130
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 50 0.12 $16.75 $34,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.02 $21.18 $44,040
Automobile Dealers (8) (8) $21.16 $44,020
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 60 0.09 $20.76 $43,180
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 810 0.10 $19.12 $39,780
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.18 $18.81 $39,130


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 980 0.07 0.88 $20.93 $43,540
Texas 700 0.07 0.86 $17.39 $36,180
Florida 700 0.10 1.24 $18.41 $38,290
Indiana 530 0.19 2.46 $14.83 $30,840
Minnesota 390 0.15 1.90 $16.07 $33,420




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 250 0.43 5.40 $16.30 $33,890
Montana 110 0.25 3.23 $16.92 $35,190
Indiana 530 0.19 2.46 $14.83 $30,840
Wyoming 50 0.18 2.23 $12.39 $25,770
Oregon 260 0.17 2.12 $19.97 $41,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 240 0.11 1.37 $21.40 $44,510
California 980 0.07 0.88 $20.93 $43,540
Oregon 260 0.17 2.12 $19.97 $41,540
Washington 270 0.10 1.24 $19.76 $41,100
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.50 $19.34 $40,240





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 240 0.22 2.75 $21.81 $45,360
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 200 1.90 24.14 $16.60 $34,530
Boise City-Nampa, ID 190 0.73 9.22 $16.78 $34,910
Eugene-Springfield, OR 100 0.75 9.52 $19.79 $41,160
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 1.26 $17.29 $35,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.95 $17.07 $35,500
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 1.10 $22.98 $47,800
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 80 0.14 1.73 $16.36 $34,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 0.86 $21.33 $44,360
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 0.22 2.81 $11.61 $24,150




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 200 1.90 24.14 $16.60 $34,530
Yuma, AZ 50 0.83 10.57 $20.44 $42,510
Eugene-Springfield, OR 100 0.75 9.52 $19.79 $41,160
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 70 0.73 9.23 $17.32 $36,020
Boise City-Nampa, ID 190 0.73 9.22 $16.78 $34,910
Rockford, IL 50 0.36 4.51 $18.61 $38,710
Lubbock, TX 40 0.29 3.63 $15.47 $32,180
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.23 2.93 $19.28 $40,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.22 2.75 $21.81 $45,360
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 0.22 2.81 $11.61 $24,150




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.84 $51,660
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.17 $48,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.09 1.10 $22.98 $47,800
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.37 $46,530
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.22 2.75 $21.81 $45,360
Lafayette, LA (8) (8) (8) $21.75 $45,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 0.86 $21.33 $44,360
Yuma, AZ 50 0.83 10.57 $20.44 $42,510
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.30 $42,220

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 9.11 $15.54 $32,320
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 4.96 $15.99 $33,270
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.01 $12.71 $26,430
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 8.20 $13.64 $28,380
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.80 $15.66 $32,580

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 9.11 $15.54 $32,320
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 8.20 $13.64 $28,380
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 4.96 $15.99 $33,270
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.01 $12.71 $26,430
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.80 $15.66 $32,580

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)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.43 $38,330
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.11 $35,580
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.66 $34,660
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 4.96 $15.99 $33,270
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.80 $15.66 $32,580


About May 2011 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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May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012