Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.


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)
122,820 1.5 % $12.78 $26,580 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.26 $9.31 $11.57 $15.01 $19.08
Annual Wage (2) $17,180 $19,370 $24,060 $31,230 $39,700


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 17,120 2.11 $10.57 $21,990
Building Equipment Contractors 15,490 0.95 $12.48 $25,960
Automobile Dealers 11,370 1.09 $11.55 $24,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,400 0.17 $16.38 $34,060
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,800 2.08 $12.52 $26,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 17,120 2.11 $10.57 $21,990
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,800 2.08 $12.52 $26,040
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,340 1.16 $13.27 $27,600
Automobile Dealers 11,370 1.09 $11.55 $24,010
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 740 1.08 $11.15 $23,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $21.47 $44,660
Oil and Gas Extraction 220 0.14 $20.39 $42,400
Coal Mining 320 0.39 $19.97 $41,540
Other Support Activities for Transportation 40 0.16 $18.48 $38,450
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,180 0.55 $17.98 $37,400


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 15,010 1.46 1.52 $12.20 $25,370
California 12,960 0.92 0.96 $13.78 $28,660
Florida 6,600 0.92 0.96 $11.28 $23,450
New York 5,750 0.68 0.71 $14.79 $30,770
Pennsylvania 5,520 0.99 1.04 $13.14 $27,330




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)
Louisiana 4,290 2.33 2.43 $12.34 $25,670
Alabama 3,980 2.20 2.30 $10.76 $22,390
Alaska 550 1.76 1.84 $17.42 $36,230
Arkansas 1,920 1.68 1.76 $11.79 $24,530
South Carolina 2,880 1.63 1.70 $11.23 $23,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 550 1.76 1.84 $17.42 $36,230
District of Columbia 210 0.33 0.34 $17.18 $35,740
Connecticut 830 0.52 0.54 $15.74 $32,750
Hawaii 610 1.05 1.10 $15.28 $31,790
Colorado 860 0.39 0.41 $15.13 $31,470





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,530 1.78 1.86 $12.72 $26,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,200 1.10 1.15 $14.51 $30,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.61 0.64 $15.69 $32,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,960 1.33 1.39 $12.70 $26,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,430 1.19 1.24 $12.85 $26,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.99 1.03 $13.83 $28,770
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,210 1.77 1.85 $13.46 $28,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,900 1.05 1.09 $14.04 $29,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.44 0.46 $14.47 $30,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,410 1.48 1.54 $12.05 $25,070




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)
Decatur, AL 400 7.76 8.10 $8.81 $18,330
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 390 4.27 4.46 $11.80 $24,540
Cumberland, MD-WV 140 3.84 4.01 $14.14 $29,410
Odessa, TX 220 3.56 3.72 $13.62 $28,340
Lafayette, LA 510 3.51 3.66 $13.16 $27,370
Fairbanks, AK 120 3.28 3.42 $19.30 $40,140
Farmington, NM 150 3.02