Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.


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)
18,490 5.4 % $19.47 $40,500 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.14 $14.62 $18.28 $23.33 $29.12
Annual Wage (2) $23,170 $30,400 $38,030 $48,530 $60,570


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)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,530 2.31 $18.83 $39,180
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,750 0.87 $18.84 $39,180
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,780 0.27 $21.43 $44,560
Building Equipment Contractors 750 0.04 $21.33 $44,370
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 660 0.12 $16.44 $34,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,530 2.31 $18.83 $39,180
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,750 0.87 $18.84 $39,180
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 260 0.37 $15.63 $32,500
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 450 0.31 $19.47 $40,500
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,780 0.27 $21.43 $44,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 280 0.27 $31.12 $64,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 370 0.01 $28.98 $60,290
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $25.22 $52,460
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.02 $24.25 $50,430
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 110 0.09 $24.05 $50,010


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 3,480 0.32 2.29 $18.08 $37,600
California 1,300 0.09 0.63 $22.27 $46,330
North Carolina 820 0.21 1.49 $20.44 $42,520
Florida 810 0.11 0.78 $19.03 $39,580
Illinois 740 0.13 0.93 $18.03 $37,510




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)
West Virginia 490 0.69 4.94 $19.54 $40,650
Texas 3,480 0.32 2.29 $18.08 $37,600
Kansas 420 0.31 2.23 $15.77 $32,810
Idaho 180 0.29 2.05 $16.69 $34,720
Montana 100 0.24 1.68 $18.00 $37,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 440 0.16 1.13 $26.80 $55,740
Connecticut 200 0.12 0.86 $25.29 $52,610
New Jersey 170 0.04 0.32 $23.36 $48,590
California 1,300 0.09 0.63 $22.27 $46,330
North Dakota 50 0.11 0.81 $22.00 $45,760





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,470 0.53 3.82 $18.98 $39,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 480 0.22 1.59 $19.30 $40,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 0.80 $24.55 $51,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.23 1.63 $22.12 $46,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.72 $16.70 $34,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 330 0.25 1.81 $18.18 $37,810
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 250 0.29 2.07 $22.60 $47,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.19 1.33 $22.01 $45,780
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 230 0.26 1.89 $19.45 $40,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 180 0.10 0.72 $19.31 $40,160




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)
Anderson, SC 80 1.35 9.71 $13.27 $27,600
Abilene, TX 40 0.70 5.04 $14.08 $29,280
Bangor, ME 40 0.58 4.17 $19.16 $39,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,470 0.53 3.82 $18.98 $39,480
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.51 3.64 $19.32 $40,190
Peoria, IL 80 0.44 3.18 $18.90 $39,320
Billings, MT 30 0.40 2.89 $20.29 $42,210
Mobile, AL 60 0.35 2.48 $18.86 $39,220
Erie, PA 40 0.35 2.48 $17.58 $36,560
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.32 2.28 $19.40 $40,350




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)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.28 1.99 $32.69 $67,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 0.74 $32.59 $67,790
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.33 $29.40 $61,160
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.60 $29.06 $60,450
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.83 $55,800
Dayton, OH 60 0.16 1.13 $26.37 $54,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $26.23 $54,560
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.23 $54,550
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 0.92 $26.04 $54,160
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 50 0.06 0.43 $25.34 $52,720

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.49 3.49 $14.96 $31,110
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.49 3.48 $26.63 $55,380
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 6.65 $17.44 $36,270
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.27 9.10 $17.14 $35,660
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 2.57 $15.58 $32,410

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.27 9.10 $17.14 $35,660
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.93 6.65 $17.44 $36,270
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 5.03 $15.23 $31,680
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.49 3.48 $26.63 $55,380
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.49 3.49 $14.96 $31,110

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.49 3.48 $26.63 $55,380
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.25 $46,280
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.20 $46,170
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.59 $42,820
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.86 $41,310


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014