Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
127,820 1.5 % $13.04 $27,120 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.43 $9.52 $11.78 $15.27 $19.56
Annual Wage (2) $17,520 $19,800 $24,500 $31,760 $40,690


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 17,690 2.11 $10.92 $22,720
Building Equipment Contractors 16,930 0.98 $12.61 $26,240
Automobile Dealers 11,100 0.99 $11.77 $24,480
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,100 0.18 $16.69 $34,720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,180 2.13 $13.07 $27,180

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 4,180 2.13 $13.07 $27,180
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 17,690 2.11 $10.92 $22,720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 2,000 1.50 $13.79 $28,680
General Rental Centers 420 1.07 $13.21 $27,470
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 740 1.04 $12.05 $25,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 320 0.71 $21.54 $44,810
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $21.28 $44,250
Other Support Activities for Transportation (8) (8) $20.78 $43,230
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.06 $20.21 $42,040
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.06 $18.64 $38,770


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 19,450 1.78 1.85 $12.37 $25,720
California 14,300 0.97 1.01 $14.35 $29,840
New York 6,690 0.77 0.80 $15.15 $31,510
Florida 5,870 0.79 0.82 $11.50 $23,930
North Carolina 5,180 1.31 1.36 $12.05 $25,070




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 4,270 2.27 2.35 $12.47 $25,940
Alabama 3,600 1.95 2.03 $10.71 $22,270
Texas 19,450 1.78 1.85 $12.37 $25,720
Oklahoma 2,550 1.63 1.69 $12.12 $25,200
New Mexico 1,200 1.54 1.59 $12.49 $25,980




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 0.35 0.37 $17.89 $37,210
Connecticut 940 0.57 0.59 $17.83 $37,080
Massachusetts 1,640 0.50 0.52 $17.53 $36,450
Alaska 430 1.32 1.37 $15.96 $33,200
Wyoming 260 0.94 0.98 $15.83 $32,920





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 5,500 1.99 2.07 $12.04 $25,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,100 1.03 1.07 $14.86 $30,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,930 0.75 0.78 $15.90 $33,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,360 1.56 1.62 $13.41 $27,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,130 0.85 0.88 $12.55 $26,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,350 1.02 1.06 $12.93 $26,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.98 1.01 $13.84 $28,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.03 1.07 $12.96 $26,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.25 1.29 $14.14 $29,410
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,790 1.39 1.45 $12.01 $24,980