Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.


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)
40,090 2.4 % $22.65 $47,120 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.95 $16.16 $21.24 $27.95 $34.93
Annual Wage (2) $26,930 $33,610 $44,180 $58,130 $72,660


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)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 12,370 2.00 $22.74 $47,300
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 8,330 8.30 $24.12 $50,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,210 0.12 $24.25 $50,430
Consumer Goods Rental 2,530 1.56 $16.60 $34,530
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,330 0.23 $17.61 $36,630

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 8,330 8.30 $24.12 $50,170
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 12,370 2.00 $22.74 $47,300
Consumer Goods Rental 2,530 1.56 $16.60 $34,530
Outpatient Care Centers 2,080 0.31 $22.60 $47,010
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 380 0.28 $19.34 $40,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 0.01 $27.10 $56,360
Offices of Physicians 380 0.02 $26.86 $55,880
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 540 0.14 $26.66 $55,460
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $26.29 $54,680
Employment Services 180 0.01 $26.23 $54,560


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 3,830 0.26 0.86 $26.11 $54,320
Florida 3,670 0.49 1.63 $19.58 $40,730
Texas 2,710 0.25 0.82 $20.65 $42,960
Pennsylvania 2,520 0.45 1.48 $22.00 $45,750
Ohio 2,040 0.40 1.31 $24.09 $50,120




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)
Utah 650 0.52 1.73 $27.62 $57,450
Missouri 1,360 0.52 1.71 $20.68 $43,010
Florida 3,670 0.49 1.63 $19.58 $40,730
Colorado 1,100 0.48 1.58 $22.14 $46,060
Indiana 1,340 0.47 1.55 $21.48 $44,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.28 0.91 $33.42 $69,510
Utah 650 0.52 1.73 $27.62 $57,450
Oregon 420 0.25 0.84 $27.48 $57,160
Nebraska 180 0.20 0.65 $27.23 $56,640
New Jersey 910 0.24 0.79 $26.26 $54,630





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.29 0.94 $22.62 $47,040
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 820 0.71 2.36 $19.65 $40,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 790 0.55 1.81 $24.87 $51,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 770 0.60 1.98 $22.06 $45,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 770 0.42 1.38 $24.49 $50,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.19 0.63 $24.58 $51,120
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 750 0.14 0.48 $27.79 $57,800
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 750 0.82 2.72 $22.01 $45,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 720 0.40 1.33 $25.51 $53,070
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 710 0.56 1.84 $22.60 $47,000




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)
Rochester, MN 210 2.05 6.78 $28.44 $59,160
Morgantown, WV 110 1.69 5.58 $19.76 $41,100
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 250 1.16 3.82 $18.04 $37,520
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 130 0.99 3.27 $17.06 $35,490
Chico, CA 60 0.85 2.81 $18.75 $39,010
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 750 0.82 2.72 $22.01 $45,790
Salt Lake City, UT 490 0.76 2.52 $31.06 $64,600
Reno-Sparks, NV 140 0.73 2.42 $23.82 $49,550
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 820 0.71 2.36 $19.65 $40,870
Pueblo, CO 40 0.68 2.25 $14.27 $29,680




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)
Anchorage, AK 80 0.48 1.57 $33.50 $69,670
Spokane, WA 100 0.50 1.67 $32.24 $67,060
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.20 0.67 $31.15 $64,780
Salt Lake City, UT 490 0.76 2.52 $31.06 $64,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.20 0.66 $30.36 $63,160
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.27 0.91 $29.75 $61,890
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 60 0.29 0.95 $28.99 $60,310
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 130 0.28 0.92 $28.55 $59,390
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.26 0.85 $28.51 $59,300
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.25 0.82 $28.49 $59,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 1.49 $23.48 $48,850
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.42 1.38 $19.15 $39,830
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 1.39 $21.50 $44,720
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 1.79 (8) (8)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.11 $25.44 $52,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 1.95 $18.03 $37,510
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 1.79 (8) (8)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.75 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 1.49 $23.48 $48,850
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.42 $21.31 $44,330

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.83 $30.28 $62,980
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.78 $25.56 $53,160
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.11 $25.44 $52,920
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 0.45 1.49 $23.48 $48,850
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.81 $22.76 $47,350


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014