Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
17,920 4.2 % $21.04 $43,760 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.92 $15.23 $19.48 $24.93 $33.42
Annual Wage (2) $24,780 $31,680 $40,520 $51,840 $69,520


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 4,540 2.20 $19.79 $41,150
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,440 1.06 $20.16 $41,940
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,510 0.22 $21.60 $44,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $39.23 $81,600
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 600 0.41 $19.68 $40,940

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 4,540 2.20 $19.79 $41,150
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,440 1.06 $20.16 $41,940
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 600 0.41 $19.68 $40,940
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 230 0.31 $14.86 $30,910
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 320 0.22 $21.09 $43,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 750 0.01 $39.23 $81,600
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 320 0.07 $33.67 $70,030
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $28.01 $58,260
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 50 0.04 $26.09 $54,270
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 190 0.19 $24.23 $50,390


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 2,220 0.19 1.48 $19.48 $40,510
California 1,470 0.09 0.73 $28.15 $58,540
Florida 920 0.12 0.89 $17.94 $37,310
Illinois 780 0.13 1.03 $26.66 $55,460
Pennsylvania 740 0.13 1.00 $20.20 $42,020



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 440 0.62 4.79 $19.64 $40,860
Idaho 220 0.34 2.65 $18.30 $38,060
Colorado 700 0.28 2.19 $20.28 $42,190
Arkansas 330 0.28 2.18 $20.04 $41,680
Kansas 350 0.26 1.96 $17.85 $37,130



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,470 0.09 0.73 $28.15 $58,540
Connecticut 230 0.14 1.08 $27.29 $56,760
Illinois 780 0.13 1.03 $26.66 $55,460
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $26.61 $55,340
Washington 440 0.15 1.13 $25.60 $53,250




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 600 0.26 1.98 $20.73 $43,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 570 0.19 1.50 $20.53 $42,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 1.03 $24.28 $50,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.03 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.24 1.83 $21.14 $43,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 320 0.17 1.31 $19.50 $40,550
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 0.33 $23.68 $49,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.28 2.18 $17.81 $37,040
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 260 0.22 1.71 $24.22 $50,370
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 230 0.46 3.56 $22.59 $46,980



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)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 0.74 5.71 $21.90 $45,540
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.70 5.40 $21.82 $45,380
Prescott, AZ 40 0.63 4.88 $14.23 $29,590
Lake Charles, LA 50 0.48 3.71 $17.73 $36,880
Montgomery, AL 80 0.47 3.60 $20.43 $42,500
Boise City, ID 140 0.47 3.65 $19.20 $39,940
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 230 0.46 3.56 $22.59 $46,980
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.42 3.22 $21.49 $44,690
Mobile, AL 70 0.41 3.17 $20.81 $43,280
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.38 2.89 $21.45 $44,610



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-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.32 2.43 $30.73 $63,920
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 220 0.22 1.66 $29.64 $61,660
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $29.07 $60,460
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 0.62 $28.19 $58,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 0.07 0.53 $26.90 $55,950
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.29 $26.12 $54,330
Evansville, IN-KY 60 0.36 2.76 $25.79 $53,650
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 50 0.19 1.45 $25.05 $52,100
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $24.38 $50,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 1.03 $24.28 $50,510

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 2.88 (8) (8)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 2.29 $17.86 $37,150
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 1.94 $20.56 $42,760
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 5.69 $20.71 $43,070
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.73 $15.06 $31,320

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 5.69 $20.71 $43,070
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 3.00 $15.78 $32,830
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 2.88 (8) (8)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 2.29 $17.86 $37,150
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.05 $14.87 $30,930

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)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.76 $53,580
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.81 $45,360
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.46 $44,630
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 5.69 $20.71 $43,070
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.25 1.94 $20.56 $42,760


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016