Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
126,980 1.6 % $13.33 $27,720 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.55 $9.75 $12.21 $15.74 $19.88
Annual Wage (2) $17,780 $20,290 $25,390 $32,740 $41,350


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)
Building Equipment Contractors 17,450 0.97 $12.87 $26,780
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 16,240 1.89 $11.47 $23,850
Automobile Dealers 11,000 0.94 $11.81 $24,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,730 0.18 $16.69 $34,700
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,930 1.97 $13.51 $28,110

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 1.97 $13.51 $28,110
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 16,240 1.89 $11.47 $23,850
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 40 1.69 $14.89 $30,980
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 2,310 1.65 $14.29 $29,720
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 950 1.28 $12.03 $25,010

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 100 0.03 $23.83 $49,570
Metal Ore Mining 380 0.82 $20.25 $42,120
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $19.90 $41,400
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 50 0.07 $18.71 $38,920
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 150 0.10 $18.67 $38,830


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 18,550 1.65 1.76 $12.81 $26,650
California 13,100 0.87 0.92 $14.70 $30,580
New York 6,800 0.77 0.82 $15.62 $32,500
Florida 6,000 0.78 0.83 $11.85 $24,650
North Carolina 4,950 1.23 1.31 $12.50 $26,000



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)
Alabama 3,940 2.12 2.26 $11.40 $23,710
Louisiana 4,050 2.11 2.25 $12.54 $26,080
Mississippi 1,960 1.79 1.90 $12.67 $26,350
Oklahoma 2,810 1.78 1.90 $12.48 $25,960
New Mexico 1,320 1.67 1.78 $12.59 $26,180



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 400 0.59 0.62 $17.94 $37,310
Massachusetts 1,830 0.55 0.59 $17.66 $36,720
Connecticut 1,040 0.63 0.67 $17.18 $35,730
Hawaii 780 1.27 1.36 $16.23 $33,760
Washington 1,830 0.63 0.67 $16.13 $33,540




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 5,770 2.03 2.16 $12.46 $25,910
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,910 0.73 0.77 $16.80 $34,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,260 0.80 0.86 $15.00 $31,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,210 0.86 0.91 $12.51 $26,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,790 1.25 1.33 $14.61 $30,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,620 1.10 1.17 $15.11 $31,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,270 0.95 1.01 $12.32 $25,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.01 1.07 $12.78 $26,590
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,740 1.35 1.43 $11.73 $24,400
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.62 1.73 $12.71 $26,430