Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
34,550 3.1 % $21.61 $44,950 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.38 $15.44 $20.34 $26.60 $32.47
Annual Wage (2) $25,750 $32,110 $42,300 $55,330 $67,540


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 10,880 $21.60 $44,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,200 $22.70 $47,220
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 5,740 $23.32 $48,510
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,320 $17.41 $36,220
Consumer Goods Rental 2,300 $16.83 $35,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 $27.75 $57,710
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 $26.95 $56,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 390 $26.44 $54,990
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 70 $26.44 $54,990
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 150 $26.43 $54,980


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Kentucky 850 $19.44 $40,430 0.486
Minnesota 1,110 $26.25 $54,590 0.421
Pennsylvania 2,250 $21.25 $44,200 0.404
South Dakota 150 $19.60 $40,770 0.393
Wisconsin 1,010 $23.80 $49,500 0.377

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Utah (8) $26.52 $55,170 (8)
Minnesota 1,110 $26.25 $54,590 0.421
Washington 910 $25.61 $53,270 0.326
Connecticut 280 $25.33 $52,680 0.167
Oregon 540 $25.15 $52,310 0.333


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Anderson, IN 70 $14.75 $30,670 1.728
Morgantown, WV 60 $17.99 $37,430 1.101
Johnstown, PA 50 $14.63 $30,440 0.938
Lexington-Fayette, KY 220 $18.57 $38,620 0.916
Rapid City, SD 50 $16.99 $35,340 0.903

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 $29.27 $60,880 0.622
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 550 $28.64 $59,570 0.389
Canton-Massillon, OH 90 $28.36 $59,000 0.569
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 220 $27.69 $57,590 0.224
Springfield, MA-CT 50 $27.36 $56,910 0.165


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010