Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.


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)
40,940 2.4 % $25.95 $53,970 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.25 $18.58 $25.47 $32.89 $39.01
Annual Wage (2) $29,640 $38,650 $52,980 $68,410 $81,150


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)
Natural Gas Distribution 8,600 7.90 $29.86 $62,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,660 1.97 $31.71 $65,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,680 0.12 $22.45 $46,690
Building Equipment Contractors 1,720 0.10 $26.28 $54,650
Utility System Construction 1,610 0.36 $20.16 $41,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 8,600 7.90 $29.86 $62,110
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,170 4.17 $26.85 $55,860
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,140 2.39 $20.52 $42,680
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,660 1.97 $31.71 $65,950
Direct Selling Establishments 690 0.53 $17.92 $37,280

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 7,660 1.97 $31.71 $65,950
Other Pipeline Transportation (8) (8) $31.31 $65,120
Oil and Gas Extraction 420 0.22 $31.06 $64,610
Natural Gas Distribution 8,600 7.90 $29.86 $62,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 370 0.02 $29.65 $61,680


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 5,690 0.52 1.69 $21.27 $44,250
New York 4,300 0.50 1.61 $35.01 $72,830
California 3,570 0.24 0.79 $30.92 $64,320
Alabama 1,650 0.89 2.89 $19.73 $41,050
Michigan 1,500 0.38 1.22 $27.82 $57,860




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)
Alabama 1,650 0.89 2.89 $19.73 $41,050
Wyoming 220 0.78 2.52 $29.14 $60,620
New Mexico 570 0.72 2.34 $26.90 $55,950
Arkansas 770 0.66 2.15 $21.65 $45,040
West Virginia 410 0.58 1.87 $25.40 $52,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,300 0.50 1.61 $35.01 $72,830
Colorado 1,130 0.49 1.60 $31.70 $65,940
Connecticut 450 0.27 0.89 $31.15 $64,790
California 3,570 0.24 0.79 $30.92 $64,320
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.21 $30.41 $63,260





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 2,260 0.43 1.40 $36.54 $76,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,290 0.47 1.51 $22.29 $46,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.26 0.84 $30.87 $64,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.48 1.54 $22.16 $46,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.81 2.63 $37.20 $77,370
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 730 0.57 1.84 $32.71 $68,040
Oklahoma City, OK 570 0.95 3.08 $23.72 $49,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 540 0.23 0.74 $29.32 $60,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.40 1.29 $33.29 $69,250
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 450 0.41 1.32 $32.56 $67,720




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)
Farmington, NM 210 4.16 13.47 $29.66 $61,690
Longview, TX 190 1.95 6.30 $15.42 $32,080
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.89 6.12 $22.47 $46,730
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 90 1.64 5.31 $25.40 $52,840
Pueblo, CO 90 1.62 5.26 $24.12 $50,160
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 1.43 4.65 $19.26 $40,060
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 60 1.40 4.53 $28.79 $59,880
San Angelo, TX 60 1.24 4.01 $19.83 $41,260
Montgomery, AL 190 1.18 3.83 $19.64 $40,860
Mobile, AL 190 1.12 3.64 $16.73 $34,790




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.81 2.63 $37.20 $77,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.43 1.40 $36.54 $76,000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.32 1.03 $36.28 $75,450
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.12 0.40 $34.57 $71,900
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 0.47 $33.41 $69,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.40 1.29 $33.29 $69,250
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.34 $33.27 $69,190
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 0.44 $33.00 $68,640
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 730 0.57 1.84 $32.71 $68,040
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.24 0.78 $32.69 $67,990

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 420 1.64 5.30 $20.22 $42,060
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.65 5.35 $26.83 $55,800
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.02 3.31 $31.84 $66,220
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.17 7.02 $19.71 $40,990
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.57 1.86 $26.42 $54,960

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)
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 2.20 7.12 $23.66 $49,210
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.17 7.02 $19.71 $40,990
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.69 5.47 $26.55 $55,220
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.65 5.35 $26.83 $55,800
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 420 1.64 5.30 $20.22 $42,060

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.92 $35.63 $74,110
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 3.08 $33.87 $70,440
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.02 3.31 $31.84 $66,220
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.00 $64,470
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 1.38 $30.68 $63,820


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