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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-4021 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.


National estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,510 5.2 % $ 43.91 $ 91,320 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.78 $ 29.90 $ 47.05 $ 56.42 $ 62.95
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,370 $ 62,190 $ 97,860 $ 117,350 $ 130,940


Industry profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 19,620 0.87 $ 44.69 $ 92,960
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 790 0.12 $ 44.49 $ 92,550
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 730 0.01 $ 45.94 $ 95,540
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 250 0.04 $ 30.13 $ 62,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $ 46.50 $ 96,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 19,620 0.87 $ 44.69 $ 92,960
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 790 0.12 $ 44.49 $ 92,550
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 250 0.04 $ 30.13 $ 62,670
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 110 0.04 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 100 0.01 $ 16.89 $ 35,140

Top paying industries for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $ 46.50 $ 96,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 730 0.01 $ 45.94 $ 95,540
Building Equipment Contractors 19,620 0.87 $ 44.69 $ 92,960
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 790 0.12 $ 44.49 $ 92,550
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 250 0.04 $ 30.13 $ 62,670


Geographic profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of elevator and escalator installers and repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,670 0.54 3.37 $ 46.79 $ 97,320
Florida 2,400 0.28 1.74 $ 38.11 $ 79,260
California 2,050 0.12 0.78 $ 54.10 $ 112,530
Pennsylvania 920 0.16 1.03 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Ohio 880 0.17 1.06 $ 45.06 $ 93,720


Map of location quotient of elevator and escalator installers and repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 380 0.69 4.31 $ 54.50 $ 113,360
New York 4,670 0.54 3.37 $ 46.79 $ 97,320
Kansas 550 0.41 2.58 $ 47.82 $ 99,460
Maryland 800 0.32 1.98 $ 44.07 $ 91,670
Florida 2,400 0.28 1.74 $ 38.11 $ 79,260


Map of annual mean wages of elevator and escalator installers and repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 410 0.11 0.66 $ 57.31 $ 119,210
Hawaii 380 0.69 4.31 $ 54.50 $ 113,360
California 2,050 0.12 0.78 $ 54.10 $ 112,530
Massachusetts 750 0.22 1.38 $ 51.48 $ 107,070
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 50.63 $ 105,320



Map of employment of elevator and escalator installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,080 0.47 2.94 $ 47.85 $ 99,520
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 870 0.36 2.22 $ 39.74 $ 82,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 820 0.28 1.74 $ 44.22 $ 91,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 800 0.14 0.88 $ 51.41 $ 106,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 690 0.16 1.02 $ 51.22 $ 106,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 630 0.24 1.52 $ 52.31 $ 108,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 570 0.26 1.60 $ 62.64 $ 130,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.24 1.51 $ 48.71 $ 101,330
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 450 0.31 1.94 $ 46.81 $ 97,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 440 0.17 1.04 $ 39.62 $ 82,400


Map of location quotient of elevator and escalator installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Honolulu, HI 360 0.90 5.65 $ 54.56 $ 113,480
Wichita, KS 190 0.66 4.15 $ 47.71 $ 99,240
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 0.49 3.10 $ 45.24 $ 94,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,080 0.47 2.94 $ 47.85 $ 99,520
Syracuse, NY 130 0.46 2.88 $ 44.00 $ 91,510
Roanoke, VA 60 0.41 2.54 $ 36.69 $ 76,320
Richmond, VA 220 0.36 2.25 $ 34.35 $ 71,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 870 0.36 2.22 $ 39.74 $ 82,670
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 0.34 2.14 $ 38.96 $ 81,040
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 390 0.33 2.06 $ 39.22 $ 81,580


Map of annual mean wages of elevator and escalator installers and repairers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 570 0.26 1.60 $ 62.64 $ 130,290
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $ 54.61 $ 113,590
Urban Honolulu, HI 360 0.90 5.65 $ 54.56 $ 113,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 630 0.24 1.52 $ 52.31 $ 108,790
Portland-South Portland, ME 40 0.22 1.39 $ 52.03 $ 108,220
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.13 0.84 $ 51.71 $ 107,550
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 0.58 $ 51.45 $ 107,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 800 0.14 0.88 $ 51.41 $ 106,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 690 0.16 1.02 $ 51.22 $ 106,530
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 120 0.09 0.56 $ 51.03 $ 106,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.16 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.37 $ 22.44 $ 46,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.16 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.37 $ 22.44 $ 46,670

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.16 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.37 $ 22.44 $ 46,670


About May 2021 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022