Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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 Repairers ; 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 ; Wind Turbine Service Technicians ; 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)
5,069,590 0.3 % $21.09 $43,870 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.92 $14.56 $19.72 $26.63 $33.69
Annual Wage (2) $22,720 $30,290 $41,020 $55,390 $70,080


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 421,690 51.08 $18.19 $37,830
Building Equipment Contractors 323,840 19.47 $21.90 $45,550
Automobile Dealers 279,220 25.88 $21.46 $44,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 257,830 4.71 $22.64 $47,090
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 209,160 36.15 $26.99 $56,130

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 52,860 52.99 $20.52 $42,690
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 421,690 51.08 $18.19 $37,830
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 88,260 46.36 $21.24 $44,170
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 26,450 38.20 $17.67 $36,760
Satellite Telecommunications 4,220 36.21 $25.11 $52,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 22,100 20.70 $31.86 $66,270
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 13,640 2.85 $31.33 $65,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 121,140 30.42 $31.06 $64,600
Other Telecommunications 18,970 17.78 $29.29 $60,930
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 8,640 7.78 $29.09 $60,500


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 465,740 32.56 0.84 $23.36 $48,600
Texas 454,770 42.99 1.10 $19.61 $40,780
Florida 300,850 41.36 1.06 $19.02 $39,570
New York 295,000 34.53 0.89 $23.29 $48,450
Pennsylvania 223,430 39.92 1.03 $20.29 $42,200




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 18,370 66.08 1.70 $23.53 $48,950
Louisiana 97,920 52.41 1.35 $19.68 $40,930
North Dakota 20,300 50.35 1.29 $22.04 $45,840
Alabama 89,790 49.22 1.26 $20.02 $41,630
West Virginia 34,710 48.85 1.26 $18.35 $38,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 15,170 47.59 1.22 $26.60 $55,320
District of Columbia 9,560 14.62 0.38 $25.62 $53,280
Massachusetts 96,500 30.14 0.77 $24.27 $50,490
New Jersey 143,370 37.79 0.97 $24.14 $50,210
Connecticut 53,720 33.15 0.85 $23.95 $49,820





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 161,490 31.31 0.80 $24.80 $51,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 116,370 30.06 0.77 $23.31 $48,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 114,890 43.51 1.12 $20.71 $43,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 108,720 29.86 0.77 $22.79 $47,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 90,910 40.20 1.03 $20.88 $43,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 81,410 38.82 1.00 $20.34 $42,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 67,210 28.68 0.74 $24.32 $50,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 66,660 38.53 0.99 $21.18 $44,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 63,530 34.85 0.90 $21.79 $45,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 51,850 29.63 0.76 $22.59 $47,000