Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.


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)
43,430 3.1 % $23.74 $49,380 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.39 $17.20 $23.28 $29.86 $35.19
Annual Wage (2) $27,850 $35,770 $48,430 $62,110 $73,190


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)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 10,710 2.71 $27.84 $57,900
Natural Gas Distribution 8,330 7.70 $26.30 $54,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,010 0.13 $21.03 $43,740
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,790 0.30 $19.93 $41,450
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,770 3.78 $20.70 $43,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 8,330 7.70 $26.30 $54,700
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,770 3.78 $20.70 $43,060
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 830 3.14 $25.34 $52,700
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 10,710 2.71 $27.84 $57,900
Direct Selling Establishments 980 0.73 $16.49 $34,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 0.01 $30.55 $63,550
Warehousing and Storage 60 0.01 $28.94 $60,200
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 90 0.06 $28.72 $59,740
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 10,710 2.71 $27.84 $57,900
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $27.66 $57,520


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 5,590 0.55 1.62 $19.82 $41,220
California 4,690 0.34 0.98 $26.82 $55,790
New York 4,670 0.56 1.64 $29.92 $62,240
Alabama 1,820 1.01 2.95 $17.99 $37,410
Florida 1,490 0.21 0.62 $19.73 $41,040




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)
Alabama 1,820 1.01 2.95 $17.99 $37,410
Wyoming 210 0.77 2.26 $27.44 $57,070
West Virginia 520 0.76 2.22 $21.74 $45,220
South Dakota 260 0.68 1.99 $27.41 $57,020
Oklahoma 1,000 0.67 1.97 $20.55 $42,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.14 0.40 $30.75 $63,950
New York 4,670 0.56 1.64 $29.92 $62,240
Connecticut 500 0.31 0.92 $29.39 $61,120
District of Columbia 130 0.21 0.61 $28.81 $59,920
Illinois 530 0.10 0.28 $27.75 $57,720

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,870 0.58 1.69 $30.80 $64,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,340 0.54 1.57 $20.59 $42,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.64 1.87 $19.60 $40,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.31 0.92 $27.79 $57,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 680 0.60 1.75 $26.74 $55,620
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 620 0.50 1.47 $27.42 $57,040
Oklahoma City, OK 570 1.04 3.04 $21.72 $45,180
Denver-Aurora, CO 510 0.43 1.26 $24.28 $50,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.37 1.08 $27.37 $56,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 510 0.31 0.89 $26.70 $55,540




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)
Anniston-Oxford, AL 130 2.78 8.14 $21.64 $45,010
Tuscaloosa, AL 220 2.46 7.20 $24.11 $50,140
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 330 1.76 5.14 $24.57 $51,100
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 80 1.37 4.01 $26.92 $55,990
Auburn-Opelika, AL 60 1.25 3.66 $18.72 $38,940
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 190 1.22 3.58 $22.20 $46,190
Cleveland, TN 40 1.22 3.56 $17.16 $35,690
Lubbock, TX 140 1.13 3.30 $19.56 $40,680
Lake Charles, LA 100 1.13 3.30 $26.64 $55,420
Yuba City, CA 40 1.12 3.26 $18.68 $38,850




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.37 1.09 $35.50 $73,830
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 0.48 $34.86 $72,500
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.13 $31.42 $65,340
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.23 $64,970
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $30.93 $64,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,870 0.58 1.69 $30.80 $64,070
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 210 0.39 1.14 $30.71 $63,880
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 0.41 $30.55 $63,550
Modesto, CA 30 0.20 0.60 $30.43 $63,300
Salem, OR 40 0.28 0.83 $30.20 $62,820

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 350 1.44 4.22 $20.17 $41,940
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.23 6.51 $16.73 $34,790
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.94 2.76 $17.30 $35,980
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 1.20 3.50 $25.72 $53,500
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 1.53 4.47 $13.04 $27,120

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.23 6.51 $16.73 $34,790
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 1.76 5.15 $29.79 $61,960
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.69 4.94 $32.88 $68,400
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 1.53 4.47 $13.04 $27,120
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 350 1.44 4.22 $20.17 $41,940

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.69 4.94 $32.88 $68,400
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.17 3.42 $32.00 $66,560
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 1.18 $30.66 $63,770
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 1.76 5.15 $29.79 $61,960
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.46 $61,270


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011