Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.


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)
12,590 5.1 % $16.16 $33,600 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.63 $11.64 $15.07 $18.67 $23.65
Annual Wage (2) $20,030 $24,220 $31,340 $38,840 $49,190


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)
Electronics and Appliance Stores 4,460 0.86 $15.58 $32,410
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 3,690 0.72 $14.21 $29,560
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,130 0.14 $17.88 $37,180
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 870 0.88 (8) (8)
Automobile Dealers 510 0.05 $19.48 $40,510

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 870 0.88 (8) (8)
Electronics and Appliance Stores 4,460 0.86 $15.58 $32,410
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 3,690 0.72 $14.21 $29,560
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,130 0.14 $17.88 $37,180
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 380 0.12 $18.01 $37,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $30.65 $63,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 (7) $28.07 $58,380
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 60 0.04 $23.32 $48,510
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $21.34 $44,390
Automobile Dealers 510 0.05 $19.48 $40,510


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 1,580 0.15 1.54 $14.13 $29,380
California 1,480 0.10 1.07 $16.35 $34,000
New York 970 0.11 1.17 $17.43 $36,260
Virginia 540 0.15 1.56 $17.55 $36,510
New Jersey 530 0.14 1.44 $15.52 $32,280




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)
Hawaii 250 0.43 4.40 $13.35 $27,770
Montana 150 0.35 3.58 $16.49 $34,310
West Virginia 150 0.21 2.13 $12.93 $26,900
Delaware 80 0.21 2.13 $15.15 $31,520
Oklahoma 280 0.18 1.91 $14.09 $29,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $29.27 $60,880
Washington 430 0.15 1.59 $21.65 $45,030
North Carolina 510 0.13 1.37 $20.70 $43,050
Maryland 140 0.05 0.57 $20.40 $42,440
Wisconsin 130 0.05 0.50 $20.31 $42,240





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 670 0.25 2.61 $13.88 $28,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.10 1.06 $17.61 $36,630
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 3.27 $16.43 $34,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.76 $14.75 $30,680
Honolulu, HI 250 0.57 5.92 $13.23 $27,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.20 2.12 $20.00 $41,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.25 2.60 $14.06 $29,250
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 1.63 $24.80 $51,590
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 210 0.20 2.10 $14.68 $30,540
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.23 2.39 $15.30 $31,830




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)
Morgantown, WV 80 1.31 13.51 $14.31 $29,760
Honolulu, HI 250 0.57 5.92 $13.23 $27,520
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 70 0.53 5.53 $13.64 $28,380
Fayetteville, NC 50 0.40 4.10 (8) (8)
El Paso, TX 100 0.36 3.72 $12.64 $26,290
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 3.27 $16.43 $34,160
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.25 2.54 $14.98 $31,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 0.25 2.60 $14.06 $29,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 670 0.25 2.61 $13.88 $28,870
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.23 2.39 $15.30 $31,830




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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.07 0.72 $25.95 $53,980
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 1.63 $24.80 $51,590
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.60 $44,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 0.85 $21.28 $44,270
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 120 0.14 1.42 $20.94 $43,550
Raleigh-Cary, NC 40 0.07 0.75 $20.89 $43,440
Columbus, OH 80 0.09 0.96 $20.17 $41,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.20 2.12 $20.00 $41,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.75 $41,080
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 0.73 $19.02 $39,550


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013