Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ; Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers ; Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs ; Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers ; Avionics Technicians ; Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers ; Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay ; Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles ; Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers ; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers ; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Automotive Body and Related Repairers ; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers ; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics ; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ; Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines ; Rail Car Repairers ; Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Motorcycle Mechanics ; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics ; Bicycle Repairers ; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians ; Tire Repairers and Changers ; Mechanical Door Repairers ; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door ; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ; Home Appliance Repairers ; Industrial Machinery Mechanics ; Maintenance Workers, Machinery ; Millwrights ; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ; Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers ; Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers ; Medical Equipment Repairers ; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners ; Watch Repairers ; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other ; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers ; Commercial Divers ; Fabric Menders, Except Garment ; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers ; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers ; Riggers ; Signal and Track Switch Repairers ; Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers ; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other*


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,988,980 0.3 % $20.86 $43,390 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.84 $14.43 $19.52 $26.33 $33.28
Annual Wage (2) $22,540 $30,020 $40,600 $54,770 $69,230


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)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 414,530 51.19 $18.08 $37,610
Building Equipment Contractors 306,790 18.76 $21.57 $44,860
Automobile Dealers 272,460 26.12 $21.27 $44,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 251,950 4.56 $22.30 $46,380
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 214,890 36.42 $26.56 $55,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 52,140 53.42 $20.30 $42,220
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 414,530 51.19 $18.08 $37,610
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 85,150 46.64 $20.91 $43,480
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 26,220 38.09 $17.64 $36,680
Vending Machine Operators 14,190 37.16 $14.96 $31,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 13,380 2.80 $32.08 $66,730
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 119,240 30.13 $30.35 $63,130
Natural Gas Distribution 23,740 21.90 $30.21 $62,840
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1,300 14.55 $29.56 $61,490
Oil and Gas Extraction 6,370 3.92 $29.45 $61,250


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)
California 455,320 32.43 0.83 $23.07 $47,980
Texas 439,170 42.62 1.10 $19.38 $40,300
Florida 294,440 41.17 1.06 $18.92 $39,350
New York 292,010 34.65 0.89 $23.00 $47,830
Pennsylvania 226,440 40.81 1.05 $20.25 $42,110




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)
Wyoming 17,790 65.28 1.68 $23.47 $48,810
Louisiana 98,420 53.50 1.38 $19.32 $40,190
Alabama 91,600 50.63 1.30 $20.03 $41,650
West Virginia 35,100 50.13 1.29 $17.98 $37,400
North Dakota 17,820 47.95 1.23 $21.26 $44,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 14,870 47.48 1.22 $26.88 $55,900
District of Columbia 9,040 14.03 0.36 $25.10 $52,200
Massachusetts 98,390 31.17 0.80 $24.24 $50,420
New Jersey 138,530 36.73 0.94 $23.90 $49,710
Connecticut 52,310 32.51 0.84 $23.78 $49,460





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 160,590 31.72 0.82 $24.43 $50,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 115,320 30.17 0.78 $22.88 $47,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 114,490 44.87 1.15 $20.71 $43,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 106,310 29.67 0.76 $22.47 $46,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 90,670 40.69 1.05 $20.86 $43,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 77,950 38.12 0.98 $20.19 $41,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 65,030 28.14 0.72 $23.73 $49,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 64,670 38.07 0.98 $20.52 $42,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 63,650 35.07 0.90 $21.79 $45,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50,510 29.51 0.76 $22.69 $47,190