Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes "Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.


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)
7,730 7.4 % $18.55 $38,590 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $12.68 $17.14 $22.70 $29.46
Annual Wage (2) $19,960 $26,380 $35,660 $47,210 $61,290


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)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,810 1.03 $18.43 $38,330
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,020 1.37 $16.33 $33,970
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 480 0.17 $20.95 $43,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 0.00 $24.36 $50,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 0.00 $22.45 $46,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,020 1.37 $16.33 $33,970
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,810 1.03 $18.43 $38,330
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 480 0.17 $20.95 $43,580
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.03 $29.27 $60,880
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $20.42 $42,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.03 $29.27 $60,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 (7) $24.36 $50,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $22.45 $46,700
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 480 0.17 $20.95 $43,580
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $20.42 $42,480


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 570 0.05 0.88 $19.15 $39,840
California 540 0.03 0.62 $20.05 $41,700
Illinois 520 0.09 1.60 $18.47 $38,410
Florida 460 0.06 1.04 $15.02 $31,240
New York 440 0.05 0.88 $19.27 $40,070



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)
Iowa 200 0.13 2.34 $17.63 $36,660
Wisconsin 300 0.11 1.94 $17.78 $36,980
Oklahoma 180 0.11 2.00 $17.37 $36,120
Nebraska 100 0.10 1.79 $17.10 $35,570
Utah 120 0.09 1.61 $16.38 $34,060



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $21.93 $45,620
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $20.85 $43,360
Pennsylvania 420 0.07 1.30 $20.12 $41,840
California 540 0.03 0.62 $20.05 $41,700
Indiana 260 0.09 1.57 $19.71 $41,000




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 2.35 $16.80 $34,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.75 $25.81 $53,690
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.41 7.32 $20.54 $42,730
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 3.45 $20.34 $42,310
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 2.22 $17.91 $37,250
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 90 0.09 1.59 $19.74 $41,050
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.39 $19.88 $41,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 70 0.06 1.02 $16.20 $33,690
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.05 0.90 $14.22 $29,570
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 0.72 $15.06 $31,330



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)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.41 7.32 $20.54 $42,730
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 30 0.25 4.42 $18.85 $39,220
Montgomery, AL 30 0.21 3.78 $14.13 $29,390
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 3.45 $20.34 $42,310
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.13 2.35 $16.80 $34,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 2.22 $17.91 $37,250
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 90 0.09 1.59 $19.74 $41,050
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.39 $19.88 $41,350
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.07 1.34 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30 0.06 1.00 $21.92 $45,600



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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.75 $25.81 $53,690
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 30 0.06 1.00 $21.92 $45,600
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $21.81 $45,360
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $21.60 $44,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $21.07 $43,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.75 $43,160
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.73 $43,120
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.41 7.32 $20.54 $42,730
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 3.45 $20.34 $42,310
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.04 $41,680

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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 5.70 $13.90 $28,910
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.77 $14.29 $29,720

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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 5.70 $13.90 $28,910
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.77 $14.29 $29,720

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.77 $14.29 $29,720
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 5.70 $13.90 $28,910
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.68 $22,220


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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