Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9064 Watch Repairers

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.


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)
2,670 11.8 % $19.03 $39,570 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.92 $13.13 $18.10 $23.69 $29.30
Annual Wage (2) $20,630 $27,320 $37,650 $49,270 $60,940


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)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,000 0.72 $19.28 $40,110
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 630 0.91 $16.71 $34,750

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 630 0.91 $16.71 $34,750
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,000 0.72 $19.28 $40,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $21.42 $44,550
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.37 $42,380
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,000 0.72 $19.28 $40,110
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 630 0.91 $16.71 $34,750


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)
New York 420 0.05 2.38 $21.52 $44,770
Florida 270 0.04 1.80 $14.05 $29,230
New Jersey 190 0.05 2.42 $21.76 $45,250
Texas 190 0.02 0.86 $20.71 $43,080
California 120 0.01 0.39 $18.84 $39,190




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)
New York 420 0.05 2.38 $21.52 $44,770
New Jersey 190 0.05 2.42 $21.76 $45,250
Florida 270 0.04 1.80 $14.05 $29,230
Kansas 40 0.03 1.33 $22.74 $47,300
Texas 190 0.02 0.86 $20.71 $43,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 40 0.03 1.33 $22.74 $47,300
New Jersey 190 0.05 2.42 $21.76 $45,250
New York 420 0.05 2.38 $21.52 $44,770
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $21.10 $43,890
Texas 190 0.02 0.86 $20.71 $43,080





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 450 0.09 4.22 $21.96 $45,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 5.11 $13.39 $27,850
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 2.67 $23.33 $48,540




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)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 5.11 $13.39 $27,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 4.22 $21.96 $45,670
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 2.67 $23.33 $48,540




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)
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 2.67 $23.33 $48,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 4.22 $21.96 $45,670
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.62 $44,960
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $21.54 $44,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.88 $39,260
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 5.11 $13.39 $27,850


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.

(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