Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
124,370 1.5 % $12.88 $26,780 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.34 $9.39 $11.64 $15.06 $19.34
Annual Wage (2) $17,340 $19,530 $24,210 $31,320 $40,240


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 16,980 2.06 $10.82 $22,500
Building Equipment Contractors 16,290 0.98 $12.66 $26,330
Automobile Dealers 10,820 1.00 $11.31 $23,530
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,460 0.19 $16.31 $33,920
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,930 2.06 $12.52 $26,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,930 2.06 $12.52 $26,030
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 16,980 2.06 $10.82 $22,500
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,880 1.48 $13.71 $28,510
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,480 1.13 $10.79 $22,440
General Rental Centers 410 1.04 $12.63 $26,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 250 0.58 $22.86 $47,560
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $21.94 $45,640
Communications Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.45 $42,540
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $18.71 $38,920
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.25 $18.55 $38,580


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 17,800 1.68 1.76 $12.06 $25,090
California 13,820 0.97 1.01 $14.17 $29,480
New York 6,160 0.72 0.76 $15.38 $31,980
Florida 5,900 0.81 0.85 $11.71 $24,350
North Carolina 5,220 1.34 1.41 $12.25 $25,490




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 3,870 2.07 2.17 $12.35 $25,680
Alabama 3,740 2.05 2.15 $10.73 $22,320
Oklahoma 2,640 1.73 1.81 $12.04 $25,040
Texas 17,800 1.68 1.76 $12.06 $25,090
Arkansas 1,840 1.59 1.66 $12.00 $24,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 240 0.36 0.38 $18.10 $37,650
Connecticut 900 0.56 0.58 $16.74 $34,830
Alaska 410 1.30 1.36 $16.20 $33,700
Massachusetts 1,320 0.41 0.43 $15.46 $32,160
Nevada 790 0.70 0.74 $15.44 $32,110





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 5,290 2.00 2.10 $11.79 $24,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,110 1.06 1.11 $15.09 $31,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,660 0.71 0.74 $16.23 $33,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,090 1.47 1.54 $13.14 $27,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,790 1.23 1.29 $12.84 $26,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,380 0.65 0.68 $13.56 $28,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,350 1.00 1.05 $13.95 $29,020
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,770 1.40 1.47 $12.52 $26,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.95 0.99 $13.40 $27,860
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,560 1.24 1.29 $13.59 $28,270