Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.


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)
33,180 3.4 % $17.54 $36,490 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.81 $12.83 $16.70 $21.45 $27.16
Annual Wage (2) $20,400 $26,690 $34,730 $44,620 $56,500


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)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 10,960 15.99 $18.00 $37,440
Electronics and Appliance Stores 10,520 2.10 $15.91 $33,090
Natural Gas Distribution 1,160 1.07 $27.00 $56,170
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 910 0.92 $16.66 $34,650
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 610 0.20 $19.51 $40,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 10,960 15.99 $18.00 $37,440
Electronics and Appliance Stores 10,520 2.10 $15.91 $33,090
Natural Gas Distribution 1,160 1.07 $27.00 $56,170
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 910 0.92 $16.66 $34,650
General Rental Centers 150 0.37 $14.44 $30,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,160 1.07 $27.00 $56,170
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 270 0.04 $23.30 $48,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 100 (7) $21.29 $44,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $20.59 $42,830
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 220 0.03 $20.04 $41,690


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 3,520 0.35 1.34 $17.01 $35,370
Florida 2,620 0.37 1.41 $16.85 $35,050
California 2,050 0.15 0.56 $20.88 $43,420
New York 1,930 0.23 0.89 $18.33 $38,130
New Jersey 1,840 0.49 1.87 $21.82 $45,370




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)
Nebraska 490 0.54 2.08 $17.01 $35,390
New Jersey 1,840 0.49 1.87 $21.82 $45,370
Vermont 140 0.49 1.86 $17.34 $36,070
Oregon 730 0.47 1.79 $17.52 $36,440
South Dakota 160 0.40 1.54 $17.33 $36,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 50 0.12 0.46 $28.44 $59,150
Nevada 200 0.18 0.68 $22.29 $46,360
New Jersey 1,840 0.49 1.87 $21.82 $45,370
California 2,050 0.15 0.56 $20.88 $43,420
Washington 570 0.21 0.80 $20.83 $43,340

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 1,420 0.28 1.09 $21.18 $44,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,320 0.53 2.03 $19.48 $40,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.46 1.76 $16.66 $34,650
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.70 2.69 $20.29 $42,190
Denver-Aurora, CO 610 0.52 1.97 $17.99 $37,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 610 0.36 1.39 $18.50 $38,470
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 590 0.17 0.64 $17.12 $35,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.30 1.13 $20.16 $41,940
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 500 0.52 1.97 $18.64 $38,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.21 0.79 $18.56 $38,600




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)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 180 1.84 7.03 $21.98 $45,730
Carson City, NV 30 1.12 4.29 $16.76 $34,850
Bloomington, IN 70 1.01 3.86 $12.79 $26,610
Lancaster, PA 160 0.74 2.84 $15.09 $31,380
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.70 2.69 $20.29 $42,190
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.70 2.68 $17.38 $36,160
Salem, OR 100 0.70 2.66 $15.94 $33,160
Jacksonville, FL 370 0.65 2.50 $18.52 $38,530
Richmond, VA 350 0.61 2.33 $16.79 $34,930
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 110 0.58 2.24 $14.70 $30,570




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.14 0.52 $25.53 $53,100
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.41 1.58 $25.07 $52,140
Tucson, AZ 160 0.48 1.82 $24.84 $51,660
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 110 0.13 0.51 $24.22 $50,370
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.20 0.76 $23.76 $49,420
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.23 0.90 $23.49 $48,870
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.29 1.09 $23.33 $48,520
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.29 $23.31 $48,490
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.24 0.90 $23.13 $48,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.29 1.10 $23.02 $47,890

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 2.21 $20.13 $41,880
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.37 1.41 $14.90 $30,990
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 2.83 $16.36 $34,020
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 2.02 $11.42 $23,760
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 1.52 $16.51 $34,350

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)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 3.08 $12.45 $25,890
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 3.04 $15.94 $33,160
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 2.83 $16.36 $34,020
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 2.33 $17.29 $35,970
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 2.21 $20.13 $41,880

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 1.82 $24.37 $50,690
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.84 $47,500
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.70 $43,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.58 2.21 $20.13 $41,880
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.15 $39,830


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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