Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other

All precision instrument and equipment repairers not listed separately.

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)
13,240 4.0 % $24.41 $50,770 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.07 $18.82 $24.11 $29.29 $35.02
Annual Wage (2) $31,340 $39,150 $50,140 $60,930 $72,840


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
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,340 $26.26 $54,630
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 2,180 $22.42 $46,630
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,190 $21.82 $45,390
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 540 $19.68 $40,940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 470 $24.77 $51,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Mining (8) $34.06 $70,840
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 40 $33.31 $69,290
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 80 $31.62 $65,770
Natural Gas Distribution 40 $30.58 $63,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 $30.09 $62,590


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
Alaska 170 $32.58 $67,770 0.554
Louisiana 680 $20.19 $41,990 0.363
Maine 170 $21.53 $44,780 0.291
New Hampshire 170 $23.85 $49,610 0.267
New Mexico 190 $22.75 $47,330 0.235

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 170 $32.58 $67,770 0.554
Kentucky 340 $30.99 $64,470 0.192
Michigan 370 $28.68 $59,650 0.095
Washington 400 $28.22 $58,700 0.143
New Jersey 480 $27.90 $58,040 0.124


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
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 210 $24.58 $51,120 1.730
Baton Rouge, LA 430 $19.99 $41,580 1.184
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 $26.52 $55,170 0.856
Anniston-Oxford, AL 40 $23.65 $49,200 0.766
Auburn-Opelika, AL 30 $24.08 $50,090 0.735

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 120 $38.28 $79,620 0.210
Ann Arbor, MI (8) $33.73 $70,160 (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 460 $30.65 $63,760 0.180
Bakersfield, CA 40 $30.53 $63,500 0.140
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 $29.87 $62,130 0.166


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:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010