Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.


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)
124,220 1.5 % $13.71 $28,530 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $10.06 $12.69 $16.29 $20.49
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $20,920 $26,400 $33,890 $42,620


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)
Building Equipment Contractors 17,980 0.95 $13.21 $27,470
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,880 1.79 $11.85 $24,650
Automobile Dealers 10,550 0.86 $12.42 $25,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,350 0.16 $17.59 $36,590
Utility System Construction 4,830 1.00 $14.02 $29,160

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 4,630 2.24 $14.01 $29,150
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,880 1.79 $11.85 $24,650
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 40 1.44 $16.11 $33,510
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,010 1.35 $12.36 $25,700
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,920 1.32 $14.18 $29,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $22.85 $47,540
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 50 0.03 $21.15 $44,000
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $20.49 $42,620
Nonresidential Building Construction 990 0.14 $19.47 $40,500
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,430 0.36 $19.28 $40,100


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 18,360 1.59 1.76 $13.22 $27,500
California 13,590 0.88 0.97 $14.89 $30,960
Florida 6,000 0.76 0.84 $12.46 $25,920
New York 5,680 0.63 0.70 $15.93 $33,140
Pennsylvania 4,690 0.82 0.91 $13.16 $27,380



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)
Louisiana 4,100 2.11 2.35 $12.77 $26,560
Alabama 3,920 2.08 2.31 $11.84 $24,630
New Mexico 1,530 1.91 2.12 $13.48 $28,050
Mississippi 1,890 1.71 1.90 $13.15 $27,360
Texas 18,360 1.59 1.76 $13.22 $27,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 650 1.06 1.17 $18.49 $38,450
District of Columbia 350 0.51 0.57 $18.32 $38,100
Massachusetts 1,930 0.57 0.63 $17.57 $36,550
Washington 1,930 0.65 0.72 $16.88 $35,110
Connecticut 840 0.50 0.56 $16.47 $34,250




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,010 1.71 1.90 $13.31 $27,690
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,090 0.63 0.70 $16.53 $34,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 0.83 0.92 $14.83 $30,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,110 1.34 1.48 $14.12 $29,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,590 0.72 0.80 $13.76 $28,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,420 1.00 1.11 $15.91 $33,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,910 0.77 0.86 $12.50 $25,990
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,740 1.32 1.47 $12.54 $26,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,600 0.85 0.95 $12.62 $26,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,580 1.20 1.34 $15.01 $31,220