Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment. Excludes "Avionics Technicians" (49-2091) and "Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles" (49-2096).


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)
15,530 5.0 % $25.41 $52,850 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.36 $19.85 $24.63 $30.45 $35.54
Annual Wage (2) $34,040 $41,280 $51,240 $63,330 $73,920


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)
Rail Transportation 5,520 2.46 $26.69 $55,510
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,630 0.03 $30.25 $62,920
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 920 0.14 $25.51 $53,050
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 780 0.25 $23.41 $48,700
Support Activities for Air Transportation 650 0.41 $24.48 $50,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 5,520 2.46 $26.69 $55,510
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 520 0.52 $23.62 $49,120
Urban Transit Systems 200 0.48 $23.10 $48,040
Support Activities for Air Transportation 650 0.41 $24.48 $50,910
Ship and Boat Building 490 0.39 $24.06 $50,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 170 0.03 $31.86 $66,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,630 0.03 $30.25 $62,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 520 0.03 $29.04 $60,390
Rail Transportation 5,520 2.46 $26.69 $55,510
State Government (OES Designation) 140 0.01 $25.81 $53,680


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 2,170 0.20 1.72 $25.34 $52,710
California 1,870 0.13 1.10 $28.10 $58,450
Illinois 1,240 0.22 1.85 $24.98 $51,960
Virginia 1,110 0.31 2.59 $29.11 $60,550
Florida 940 0.13 1.09 $21.98 $45,710




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)
Virginia 1,110 0.31 2.59 $29.11 $60,550
Kansas 320 0.24 2.02 $21.16 $44,010
Illinois 1,240 0.22 1.85 $24.98 $51,960
Texas 2,170 0.20 1.72 $25.34 $52,710
Maine 110 0.20 1.64 $19.33 $40,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $30.94 $64,360
New York 910 0.11 0.89 $30.44 $63,320
Oregon 310 0.19 1.61 $30.29 $63,010
Montana 30 0.07 0.59 $30.25 $62,920
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $29.67 $61,720





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 610 0.23 1.95 $25.91 $53,890
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 440 0.62 5.16 $25.60 $53,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.01 $25.76 $53,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.90 $31.50 $65,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.67 $32.63 $67,870
Kansas City, MO-KS 360 0.37 3.07 $20.80 $43,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.40 3.38 $25.04 $52,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.99 $27.90 $58,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.26 2.22 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 1.66 $27.07 $56,300




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)
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 190 1.53 12.81 $24.71 $51,390
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 440 0.62 5.16 $25.60 $53,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.40 3.38 $25.04 $52,080
Kansas City, MO-KS 360 0.37 3.07 $20.80 $43,260
Springfield, MO 70 0.35 2.94 $21.10 $43,890
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.32 2.70 $25.88 $53,830
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.26 2.22 (8) (8)
Mobile, AL 40 0.25 2.13 $16.41 $34,130
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.24 2.03 $19.76 $41,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 610 0.23 1.95 $25.91 $53,890




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 1.43 $34.50 $71,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 410 0.08 0.67 $32.63 $67,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.90 $31.50 $65,520
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 1.18 $29.44 $61,230
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.17 1.45 $28.65 $59,590
Honolulu, HI 50 0.12 0.98 $28.19 $58,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.99 $27.90 $58,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 1.66 $27.07 $56,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.15 $26.92 $55,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.34 $26.22 $54,530

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.46 $23.76 $49,430

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.46 $23.76 $49,430

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.46 $23.76 $49,430


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