Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.


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)
40,310 2.6 % $24.97 $51,930 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.72 $17.96 $24.50 $31.78 $36.88
Annual Wage (2) $28,540 $37,350 $50,960 $66,100 $76,700


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)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,250 2.07 $29.78 $61,940
Natural Gas Distribution 7,750 7.26 $28.51 $59,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,900 0.13 $22.11 $45,990
Utility System Construction 1,490 0.36 $19.61 $40,800
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,380 2.89 $20.22 $42,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 7,750 7.26 $28.51 $59,290
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,060 3.80 $26.47 $55,060
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,380 2.89 $20.22 $42,060
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,250 2.07 $29.78 $61,940
Direct Selling Establishments 750 0.57 $16.52 $34,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 450 0.25 $30.93 $64,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 280 0.01 $30.60 $63,640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,250 2.07 $29.78 $61,940
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 90 0.06 $29.69 $61,760
Natural Gas Distribution 7,750 7.26 $28.51 $59,290


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 5,420 0.51 1.65 $20.25 $42,130
California 4,210 0.29 0.95 $30.13 $62,680
New York 3,550 0.42 1.34 $31.65 $65,830
Florida 1,440 0.20 0.64 $20.41 $42,460
Ohio 1,380 0.27 0.88 $24.66 $51,280




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)
Wyoming 300 1.09 3.51 $29.16 $60,650
Alabama 1,280 0.70 2.27 $19.49 $40,540
Arkansas 710 0.61 1.98 $20.13 $41,870
South Dakota 220 0.56 1.82 $29.17 $60,670
Mississippi 610 0.56 1.82 $18.41 $38,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.11 0.37 $36.61 $76,160
New Jersey 500 0.13 0.42 $32.15 $66,870
New York 3,550 0.42 1.34 $31.65 $65,830
District of Columbia 80 0.13 0.41 $30.52 $63,470
Colorado 970 0.43 1.41 $30.51 $63,470





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.35 1.13 $30.14 $62,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,300 0.49 1.59 $21.16 $44,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 990 0.47 1.53 $20.68 $43,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 900 0.52 1.68 $22.55 $46,910
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 550 0.44 1.44 $32.76 $68,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 500 0.29 0.95 $28.71 $59,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 460 0.20 0.64 $29.73 $61,830
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 460 0.38 1.22 $33.93 $70,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 460 0.37 1.18 $31.37 $65,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.38 1.23 $33.26 $69,170




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)
Farmington, NM 110 2.27 7.34 (8) (8)
Victoria, TX 100 2.01 6.50 $22.00 $45,760
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.73 5.59 $21.14 $43,980
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 1.54 4.97 $18.58 $38,640
Odessa, TX 100 1.43 4.62 $16.81 $34,970
Yuba City, CA 50 1.41 4.56 $19.46 $40,470
Midland, TX 100 1.33 4.30 $25.68 $53,410
Pueblo, CO 70 1.27 4.12 $24.48 $50,910
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 60 1.25 4.03 $25.93 $53,940
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 1.12 3.63 $27.50 $57,190




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.29 $71,330
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 0.89 2.87 $33.95 $70,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 460 0.38 1.22 $33.93 $70,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.38 1.23 $33.26 $69,170
Stockton, CA 50 0.27 0.87 $32.91 $68,450
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 550 0.44 1.44 $32.76 $68,140
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $32.63 $67,870
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 0.45 $32.39 $67,380
Casper, WY 30 0.82 2.64 $31.93 $66,410
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.38 1.21 $31.66 $65,840

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 370 1.45 4.69 $17.91 $37,240
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 1.55 5.01 $21.74 $45,210
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 2.15 $17.55 $36,490
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.05 3.39 $25.99 $54,050
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.35 4.38 $21.98 $45,710

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)
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 120 3.26 10.55 $25.47 $52,990
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.92 6.20 $26.46 $55,040
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.61 5.19 $31.28 $65,050
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 1.55 5.01 $21.74 $45,210
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.51 4.89 $21.75 $45,240

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.46 4.70 $33.54 $69,770
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.38 $67,360
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.82 $31.72 $65,970
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.61 5.19 $31.28 $65,050
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.48 4.79 $30.26 $62,940


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