Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other

All precision instrument and equipment repairers not listed separately.


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)
11,800 5.1 % $25.42 $52,880 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.04 $19.88 $25.13 $30.22 $35.36
Annual Wage (2) $33,370 $41,340 $52,270 $62,850 $73,540


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,250 0.11 $27.09 $56,340
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,730 1.74 $24.52 $50,990
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,670 0.27 $22.27 $46,310
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 510 0.06 $28.16 $58,580
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 440 0.03 $25.65 $53,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,730 1.74 $24.52 $50,990
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,670 0.27 $22.27 $46,310
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 240 0.13 $20.61 $42,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,250 0.11 $27.09 $56,340
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 440 0.11 $25.79 $53,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $32.07 $66,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $31.80 $66,140
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $30.32 $63,060
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 60 0.06 $30.29 $62,990
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $30.05 $62,510


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 1,710 0.12 1.32 $28.13 $58,510
Texas 820 0.08 0.85 $23.25 $48,370
Louisiana 620 0.33 3.64 $22.23 $46,240
Ohio 600 0.12 1.31 $22.45 $46,690
Tennessee 480 0.18 1.99 $26.19 $54,480




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)
Louisiana 620 0.33 3.64 $22.23 $46,240
Oregon 470 0.29 3.20 $26.46 $55,040
Delaware 120 0.29 3.16 $25.66 $53,370
New Hampshire 160 0.26 2.85 $24.36 $50,670
Wyoming 70 0.25 2.71 $30.70 $63,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 350 0.13 1.41 $32.97 $68,580
Arizona 210 0.09 0.97 $32.91 $68,460
Hawaii 100 0.17 1.92 $31.97 $66,510
Alaska 50 0.14 1.58 $31.89 $66,330
Wyoming 70 0.25 2.71 $30.70 $63,850





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.34 3.76 $27.58 $57,380
Oklahoma City, OK 210 0.37 4.05 $22.66 $47,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.10 1.06 $22.36 $46,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.68 $24.42 $50,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.11 1.16 $22.05 $45,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 170 0.22 2.38 $28.91 $60,140
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.24 2.67 $31.07 $64,620
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.30 $25.42 $52,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 130 0.05 0.56 $25.67 $53,400
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 1.46 $26.56 $55,240




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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.93 10.24 $28.38 $59,030
Fargo, ND-MN 90 0.72 7.97 $24.22 $50,370
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 50 0.65 7.22 $18.56 $38,600
Abilene, TX 30 0.49 5.41 $27.19 $56,560
Huntsville, AL 100 0.47 5.21 $22.70 $47,210
Oklahoma City, OK 210 0.37 4.05 $22.66 $47,140
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.34 3.71 $30.98 $64,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.34 3.76 $27.58 $57,380
Topeka, KS 30 0.33 3.60 $25.96 $53,990
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.30 3.29 $22.62 $47,050




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $37.55 $78,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.40 $73,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.19 $66,960
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.20 2.16 $31.39 $65,300
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.24 2.67 $31.07 $64,620
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.34 3.71 $30.98 $64,440
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.12 1.38 $30.50 $63,430
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.84 $30.07 $62,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.25 $29.98 $62,350
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 170 0.22 2.38 $28.91 $60,140

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.00 $19.46 $40,480
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 4.56 $23.17 $48,190
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.04 $23.09 $48,020
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 5.48 $30.16 $62,740
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.36 $19.17 $39,870

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 5.48 $30.16 $62,740
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 4.84 $21.28 $44,270
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 4.56 $23.17 $48,190
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.04 $23.09 $48,020
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.00 $19.46 $40,480

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 Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.64 $65,800
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 5.48 $30.16 $62,740
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 4.56 $23.17 $48,190
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.04 $23.09 $48,020
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 4.84 $21.28 $44,270


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