Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
19,020 5.4 % $18.50 $38,470 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.19 $13.53 $17.42 $22.43 $28.29
Annual Wage (2) $21,190 $28,140 $36,240 $46,660 $58,840


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 4,650 2.44 $18.35 $38,170
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,760 0.88 $18.28 $38,020
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,750 0.27 $21.04 $43,760
Building Equipment Contractors 1,130 0.07 $17.71 $36,840
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 710 0.07 $16.36 $34,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,650 2.44 $18.35 $38,170
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,760 0.88 $18.28 $38,020
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 250 0.36 $16.14 $33,560
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 340 0.32 $28.12 $58,480
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,750 0.27 $21.04 $43,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $30.58 $63,610
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 340 0.32 $28.12 $58,480
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 210 0.17 $26.28 $54,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 530 0.01 $25.50 $53,050
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.02 $24.81 $51,600


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 3,740 0.35 2.42 $16.55 $34,430
California 1,550 0.11 0.74 $22.51 $46,820
Florida 850 0.12 0.80 $17.65 $36,720
Illinois 780 0.14 0.95 $18.09 $37,630
Pennsylvania 730 0.13 0.90 $18.16 $37,780




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 270 0.38 2.61 $18.29 $38,030
Idaho 230 0.38 2.63 $21.45 $44,610
Texas 3,740 0.35 2.42 $16.55 $34,430
Kentucky 530 0.30 2.06 $12.56 $26,130
Alabama 530 0.29 2.00 $17.50 $36,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 150 0.10 0.65 $23.87 $49,640
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.94 $23.75 $49,400
Washington 220 0.08 0.55 $23.53 $48,940
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.28 $22.65 $47,110
California 1,550 0.11 0.74 $22.51 $46,820





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 1,590 0.60 4.13 $17.64 $36,690
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 550 0.64 4.40 $13.92 $28,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.72 $26.19 $54,480
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 330 0.69 4.72 $15.38 $31,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 330 0.26 1.77 $18.87 $39,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.18 1.22 $23.71 $49,310
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 1.97 $24.35 $50,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 0.52 $16.35 $34,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.20 1.35 $22.19 $46,160
Kansas City, MO-KS 240 0.25 1.69 $19.04 $39,600




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)
Abilene, TX 70 1.09 7.49 $15.84 $32,950
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 330 0.69 4.72 $15.38 $31,990
Corpus Christi, TX 120 0.65 4.45 $15.93 $33,130
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 550 0.64 4.40 $13.92 $28,950
Peoria, IL 110 0.61 4.15 $19.58 $40,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,590 0.60 4.13 $17.64 $36,690
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 60 0.46 3.12 $20.13 $41,870
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 90 0.42 2.87 $17.44 $36,270
Ocala, FL 30 0.39 2.65 $18.77 $39,040
Richmond, VA 200 0.34 2.35 $21.84 $45,430




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.98 $58,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.40 $26.54 $55,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.72 $26.19 $54,480
Dayton, OH 50 0.13 0.92 $26.11 $54,320
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.70 $53,460
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $25.62 $53,280
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $25.22 $52,470
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.17 $52,360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.29 1.97 $24.35 $50,660
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $23.81 $49,530

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.59 4.01 $15.01 $31,220
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 2.48 $18.05 $37,530
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.34 2.31 (8) (8)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 2.25 $17.01 $35,370
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.97 $10.22 $21,260

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.35 9.22 $15.53 $32,300
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.59 4.01 $15.01 $31,220
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 3.56 $15.17 $31,550
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.97 $10.22 $21,260
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 2.58 $15.87 $33,020

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.30 $42,230
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.64 $40,850
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.24 $40,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 1.79 $18.34 $38,150
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.53 $18.16 $37,770


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013