Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.


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)
41,430 2.5 % $23.34 $48,540 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.30 $16.54 $21.95 $28.85 $35.94
Annual Wage (2) $27,660 $34,400 $45,660 $60,010 $74,750


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)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 12,710 2.07 $23.73 $49,370
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 9,150 8.95 $24.34 $50,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,180 0.12 $25.14 $52,280
Consumer Goods Rental 2,630 1.63 $17.54 $36,490
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,140 0.21 $18.61 $38,710

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 9,150 8.95 $24.34 $50,620
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 12,710 2.07 $23.73 $49,370
Consumer Goods Rental 2,630 1.63 $17.54 $36,490
Outpatient Care Centers 1,990 0.28 $22.77 $47,370
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 370 0.27 $22.16 $46,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $28.34 $58,950
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.08 $27.26 $56,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $27.04 $56,240
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.06 $26.83 $55,820
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 480 0.16 $26.72 $55,590


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)
Florida 4,290 0.56 1.82 $20.53 $42,700
California 3,530 0.23 0.76 $26.03 $54,140
Pennsylvania 2,640 0.47 1.52 $23.28 $48,420
Texas 2,360 0.21 0.69 $21.51 $44,750
New York 1,820 0.21 0.67 $26.18 $54,460



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)
Florida 4,290 0.56 1.82 $20.53 $42,700
Idaho 340 0.53 1.74 $26.21 $54,510
Utah 670 0.52 1.71 $27.39 $56,970
Missouri 1,340 0.50 1.64 $21.10 $43,900
Iowa 720 0.48 1.55 $22.32 $46,420



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.28 0.93 $33.31 $69,280
Oregon 410 0.24 0.79 $28.20 $58,650
Delaware 90 0.21 0.69 $28.15 $58,540
Nebraska 200 0.21 0.68 $27.59 $57,400
New Jersey 1,360 0.35 1.15 $27.52 $57,240




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.28 0.90 $24.75 $51,480
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,020 0.86 2.81 $20.88 $43,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 840 0.45 1.47 $25.74 $53,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.16 0.51 $29.46 $61,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.20 0.64 $25.26 $52,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 750 0.57 1.87 $22.52 $46,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 730 0.40 1.31 $25.27 $52,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.48 1.58 $26.71 $55,560
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 720 0.77 2.50 $25.64 $53,330
Jacksonville, FL 710 1.19 3.87 $17.59 $36,590



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)
Morgantown, WV 100 1.49 4.85 $19.76 $41,100
Rochester, MN 140 1.31 4.27 (8) (8)
Jacksonville, FL 710 1.19 3.87 $17.59 $36,590
Hot Springs, AR 40 1.17 3.81 $11.90 $24,760
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 110 1.07 3.50 $18.45 $38,380
Pueblo, CO 50 0.95 3.09 $16.50 $34,320
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 320 0.93 3.02 $21.33 $44,360
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 180 0.91 2.97 (8) (8)
Gainesville, FL 110 0.87 2.83 $21.17 $44,030
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 430 0.87 2.85 $23.62 $49,130



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)
Anchorage, AK 90 0.50 1.63 $33.19 $69,040
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 460 0.26 0.84 $30.74 $63,930
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 0.38 $30.69 $63,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.18 0.58 $30.55 $63,540
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.47 $63,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.25 0.83 $29.89 $62,170
Spokane, WA 70 0.37 1.20 $29.89 $62,160
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.72 2.35 $29.47 $61,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.16 0.51 $29.46 $61,280
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.24 0.80 $28.76 $59,820

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.51 $19.81 $41,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.39 1.26 $20.25 $42,130
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 1.83 $15.71 $32,670
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.35 (8) (8)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 0.88 $17.82 $37,060

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 2.52 (8) (8)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 1.83 $15.71 $32,670
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.51 $19.81 $41,200
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 1.48 $18.97 $39,470
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.47 (8) (8)

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 Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 0.69 $24.74 $51,450
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.55 $24.09 $50,100
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.11 $48,080
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.27 $22.08 $45,920
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.13 $43,950


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015