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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-9064 Watch and Clock Repairers

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers. Excludes ""Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters" (51-2061


National estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers
Industry profile for Watch and Clock Repairers
Geographic profile for Watch and Clock Repairers

National estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,430 14.1 % $ 23.35 $ 48,560 5.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.95 $ 15.84 $ 21.77 $ 28.54 $ 36.57
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,780 $ 32,960 $ 45,290 $ 59,370 $ 76,060


Industry profile for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Watch and Clock Repairers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Watch and Clock Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Watch and Clock Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,200 1.19 $ 22.94 $ 47,710
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 850 1.18 $ 25.21 $ 52,440
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 160 0.01 $ 22.57 $ 46,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Watch and Clock Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,200 1.19 $ 22.94 $ 47,710
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 850 1.18 $ 25.21 $ 52,440
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 160 0.01 $ 22.57 $ 46,950

Top paying industries for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 850 1.18 $ 25.21 $ 52,440
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,200 1.19 $ 22.94 $ 47,710
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 160 0.01 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 16.66 $ 34,660


Geographic profile for Watch and Clock Repairers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Watch and Clock Repairers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Watch and Clock Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Watch and Clock Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 410 0.05 2.69 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
California 400 0.02 1.39 $ 26.76 $ 55,670
Florida 300 0.04 2.05 $ 21.06 $ 43,810
Texas 130 0.01 0.61 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Michigan 70 0.02 1.09 $ 27.43 $ 57,050




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Watch and Clock Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 410 0.05 2.69 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
Florida 300 0.04 2.05 $ 21.06 $ 43,810
California 400 0.02 1.39 $ 26.76 $ 55,670
Michigan 70 0.02 1.09 $ 27.43 $ 57,050
Texas 130 0.01 0.61 $ 20.24 $ 42,090




Top paying states for Watch and Clock Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 410 0.05 2.69 $ 27.81 $ 57,850
Michigan 70 0.02 1.09 $ 27.43 $ 57,050
California 400 0.02 1.39 $ 26.76 $ 55,670
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $ 25.40 $ 52,840
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $ 24.10 $ 50,140





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Watch and Clock Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.05 2.69 $ 27.57 $ 57,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 5.09 $ 20.99 $ 43,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 170 0.03 1.65 $ 27.96 $ 58,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Watch and Clock Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 5.09 $ 20.99 $ 43,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.05 2.69 $ 27.57 $ 57,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 170 0.03 1.65 $ 27.96 $ 58,170




Top paying metropolitan areas for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 28.92 $ 60,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 170 0.03 1.65 $ 27.96 $ 58,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 410 0.05 2.69 $ 27.57 $ 57,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 25.34 $ 52,700
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.30 $ 46,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 220 0.09 5.09 $ 20.99 $ 43,650
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 11.46 $ 23,830


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021