Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
5,374,150 0.2 % $22.11 $45,990 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.37 $15.13 $20.57 $27.88 $35.58
Annual Wage (2) $23,650 $31,480 $42,790 $57,990 $74,010


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 437,560 49.45 $19.54 $40,640
Building Equipment Contractors 362,970 19.15 $22.48 $46,760
Automobile Dealers 309,910 25.34 $22.16 $46,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 270,020 5.04 $23.92 $49,750
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 208,060 35.31 $28.18 $58,620

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 55,180 54.38 $21.28 $44,250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 437,560 49.45 $19.54 $40,640
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 97,250 47.13 $22.59 $46,980
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30,220 40.64 $18.58 $38,660
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 208,060 35.31 $28.18 $58,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 114,860 29.26 $34.14 $71,010
Natural Gas Distribution 20,550 18.21 $34.02 $70,760
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 11,180 2.07 $33.77 $70,240
Scheduled Air Transportation 35,390 8.54 $32.53 $67,660
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 9,730 8.81 $31.32 $65,140


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 501,790 43.36 1.11 $21.13 $43,950
California 489,800 31.61 0.81 $24.33 $50,600
Florida 337,030 42.53 1.09 $19.77 $41,130
New York 295,220 32.86 0.84 $24.21 $50,350
Pennsylvania 229,800 40.25 1.03 $21.61 $44,950



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 18,730 65.98 1.69 $25.27 $52,560
North Dakota 24,720 55.20 1.42 $25.00 $52,000
Louisiana 102,770 52.99 1.36 $20.57 $42,780
West Virginia 37,250 52.69 1.35 $18.78 $39,070
Alaska 16,720 51.10 1.31 $28.21 $58,670



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 16,720 51.10 1.31 $28.21 $58,670
District of Columbia 9,480 14.02 0.36 $25.89 $53,850
Massachusetts 101,760 29.96 0.77 $25.48 $53,000
Wyoming 18,730 65.98 1.69 $25.27 $52,560
Hawaii 23,400 37.75 0.97 $25.13 $52,270




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 195,150 30.12 0.77 $25.27 $52,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 127,510 43.52 1.12 $22.64 $47,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 123,030 29.98 0.77 $24.47 $50,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 109,010 30.52 0.78 $24.20 $50,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 97,330 39.24 1.01 $21.87 $45,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90,240 38.73 0.99 $21.77 $45,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 72,310 29.91 0.77 $25.47 $52,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 71,760 38.25 0.98 $21.49 $44,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 57,970 30.83 0.79 $23.62 $49,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 53,470 40.81 1.05 $22.72 $47,250