Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes "Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.


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)
7,130 7.3 % $16.17 $33,620 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $11.48 $14.73 $19.20 $25.36
Annual Wage (2) $19,430 $23,880 $30,630 $39,930 $52,750


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)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,150 1.03 $15.56 $32,360
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.50 $15.69 $32,640
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 420 0.16 $18.83 $39,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $25.20 $52,410
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.04 $16.29 $33,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.50 $15.69 $32,640
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,150 1.03 $15.56 $32,360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 420 0.16 $18.83 $39,160
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.04 $16.29 $33,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $25.20 $52,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $25.54 $53,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $25.20 $52,410
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 420 0.16 $18.83 $39,160
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.04 $16.29 $33,890
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.50 $15.69 $32,640


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 580 0.05 1.00 $18.18 $37,820
Pennsylvania 520 0.09 1.69 $17.13 $35,630
California 490 0.03 0.63 $15.87 $33,020
New York 490 0.06 1.05 $13.76 $28,630
Florida 460 0.06 1.16 $14.35 $29,840




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)
Kansas 240 0.18 3.35 $17.86 $37,160
Indiana 360 0.13 2.37 $15.57 $32,380
South Dakota 50 0.12 2.12 $15.98 $33,240
Pennsylvania 520 0.09 1.69 $17.13 $35,630
New Mexico 60 0.08 1.44 $13.99 $29,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 180 0.07 1.35 $19.93 $41,460
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $18.90 $39,300
Massachusetts 230 0.07 1.31 $18.67 $38,840
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $18.52 $38,510
Connecticut 100 0.06 1.13 $18.52 $38,510





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.06 1.07 $12.04 $25,050
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 3.99 $17.44 $36,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.95 $15.50 $32,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.09 1.73 $17.83 $37,080
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 150 0.17 3.09 $13.54 $28,160
Wichita, KS 120 0.43 7.93 $18.62 $38,730
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 100 0.11 2.02 $16.40 $34,110
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.43 7.88 $14.16 $29,440
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 1.29 $16.21 $33,720
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.31 $20.42 $42,470




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)
Wichita, KS 120 0.43 7.93 $18.62 $38,730
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.43 7.88 $14.16 $29,440
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.29 5.26 $23.63 $49,150
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 3.99 $17.44 $36,270
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 150 0.17 3.09 $13.54 $28,160
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 2.53 $18.53 $38,540
Albuquerque, NM 40 0.12 2.19 $15.07 $31,340
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 100 0.11 2.02 $16.40 $34,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.09 1.73 $17.83 $37,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.31 $20.42 $42,470




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.29 5.26 $23.63 $49,150
Baltimore-Towson, MD 70 0.05 0.99 $22.67 $47,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $21.07 $43,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.31 $20.42 $42,470
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.30 $42,210
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $19.39 $40,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.21 $39,950
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $19.05 $39,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $18.69 $38,880
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $18.69 $38,880

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.12 $16.36 $34,030

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.12 $16.36 $34,030

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.12 $16.36 $34,030
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.96 $26,960


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