Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ; Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers ; Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers ; Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers ; Avionics Technicians ; Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers ; Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay ; Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles ; Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers ; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers ; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Automotive Body and Related Repairers ; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers ; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics ; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ; Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines ; Rail Car Repairers ; Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Motorcycle Mechanics ; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics ; Bicycle Repairers ; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians ; Tire Repairers and Changers ; Mechanical Door Repairers ; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door ; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ; Home Appliance Repairers ; Industrial Machinery Mechanics ; Maintenance Workers, Machinery ; Millwrights ; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ; Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers ; Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers ; Medical Equipment Repairers ; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners ; Watch Repairers ; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other ; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ; Wind Turbine Service Technicians ; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers ; Commercial Divers ; Fabric Menders, Except Garment ; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers ; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers ; Riggers ; Signal and Track Switch Repairers ; Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers ; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,138,130 0.3 % $21.35 $44,420 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.01 $14.69 $19.92 $26.95 $34.18
Annual Wage (2) $22,900 $30,550 $41,440 $56,050 $71,090


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)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 426,460 50.87 $18.49 $38,470
Building Equipment Contractors 334,520 19.40 $21.94 $45,640
Automobile Dealers 288,050 25.74 $21.62 $44,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 258,450 4.71 $22.87 $47,560
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 217,000 36.27 $27.53 $57,260

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 52,760 52.57 $20.70 $43,050
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 426,460 50.87 $18.49 $38,470
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 92,550 47.13 $21.64 $45,000
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 27,280 38.39 $17.90 $37,230
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 217,000 36.27 $27.53 $57,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 12,980 2.71 $33.20 $69,060
Natural Gas Distribution 21,610 19.84 $32.80 $68,230
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 115,300 29.75 $32.02 $66,590
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1,120 12.94 $30.53 $63,510
Scheduled Air Transportation 33,670 8.11 $30.44 $63,320


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 471,360 43.19 1.11 $20.09 $41,790
California 469,900 31.93 0.82 $23.60 $49,100
Florida 309,370 41.51 1.07 $19.05 $39,630
New York 291,040 33.70 0.87 $23.60 $49,080
Pennsylvania 224,630 39.99 1.03 $20.71 $43,080




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 18,170 65.13 1.68 $24.16 $50,250
Louisiana 100,510 53.31 1.38 $19.81 $41,200
North Dakota 21,670 51.23 1.32 $22.33 $46,450
Alaska 16,270 50.43 1.30 $26.91 $55,970
West Virginia 34,750 48.98 1.26 $18.53 $38,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 16,270 50.43 1.30 $26.91 $55,970
District of Columbia 9,650 14.49 0.37 $26.46 $55,030
Massachusetts 95,130 29.20 0.75 $24.47 $50,900
Hawaii 23,390 38.84 1.00 $24.36 $50,660
New Jersey 138,380 36.21 0.93 $24.32 $50,580





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 158,740 30.28 0.78 $25.00 $52,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120,500 43.70 1.13 $21.48 $44,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 115,910 29.16 0.75 $23.60 $49,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 113,040 30.55 0.79 $23.22 $48,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 90,820 39.35 1.02 $21.19 $44,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 84,870 39.48 1.02 $20.82 $43,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 69,070 29.18 0.75 $24.76 $51,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 66,810 37.51 0.97 $21.58 $44,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 64,080 34.82 0.90 $22.18 $46,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 54,530 30.44 0.79 $22.45 $46,690