Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,244,670 0.2 % $21.74 $45,220 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.16 $14.90 $20.25 $27.43 $34.88
Annual Wage (2) $23,220 $30,980 $42,110 $57,060 $72,560


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 430,150 50.08 $19.09 $39,700
Building Equipment Contractors 347,820 19.25 $22.28 $46,350
Automobile Dealers 300,200 25.68 $21.95 $45,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 257,090 4.84 $23.44 $48,760
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 213,660 35.26 $28.15 $58,550

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 54,680 53.47 $20.86 $43,390
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 430,150 50.08 $19.09 $39,700
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 94,280 47.21 $22.17 $46,110
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 29,100 39.40 $18.41 $38,300
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 213,660 35.26 $28.15 $58,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 19,770 18.00 $33.42 $69,510
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 113,850 29.21 $33.02 $68,690
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 11,750 2.30 $32.97 $68,580
Scheduled Air Transportation 34,140 8.39 $31.37 $65,250
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 7,140 18.92 $30.90 $64,260


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 479,380 42.69 1.10 $20.58 $42,810
California 477,100 31.55 0.81 $23.91 $49,740
Florida 320,430 41.80 1.08 $19.52 $40,610
New York 297,770 33.80 0.87 $23.92 $49,750
Pennsylvania 226,070 39.99 1.03 $21.26 $44,220



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 18,460 65.29 1.68 $24.67 $51,320
Louisiana 103,450 54.00 1.39 $20.09 $41,790
North Dakota 23,730 53.89 1.39 $24.15 $50,240
Alaska 17,170 52.85 1.36 $27.45 $57,100
West Virginia 36,130 51.04 1.32 $18.52 $38,520



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 17,170 52.85 1.36 $27.45 $57,100
District of Columbia 9,500 14.08 0.36 $26.18 $54,460
Massachusetts 96,530 29.05 0.75 $24.79 $51,560
Wyoming 18,460 65.29 1.68 $24.67 $51,320
New Jersey 139,510 36.06 0.93 $24.62 $51,210




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 164,170 30.45 0.78 $25.39 $52,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 119,920 42.18 1.09 $21.85 $45,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 119,890 29.55 0.76 $23.92 $49,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 112,150 29.89 0.77 $24.03 $49,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 97,070 40.65 1.05 $21.49 $44,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 84,530 37.76 0.97 $21.12 $43,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 69,770 29.34 0.76 $25.24 $52,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 69,600 38.12 0.98 $21.61 $44,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 64,110 34.43 0.89 $22.89 $47,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 55,800 30.58 0.79 $22.95 $47,740