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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (Major Group)

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 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; Audiovisual 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 and Clock 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; 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 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Industry profile for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Geographic profile for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

National estimates for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,486,930 0.3 % $ 25.17 $ 52,360 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.55 $ 17.36 $ 23.44 $ 31.00 $ 39.78
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,190 $ 36,100 $ 48,750 $ 64,490 $ 82,730


Industry profile for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 444,510 20.33 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 433,940 48.97 $ 22.31 $ 46,400
Real Estate 349,810 21.19 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Automobile Dealers 293,130 24.48 $ 24.66 $ 51,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 270,460 5.01 $ 26.37 $ 54,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 433,940 48.97 $ 22.31 $ 46,400
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 47,930 47.31 $ 23.78 $ 49,460
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 95,580 46.16 $ 25.62 $ 53,290
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 28,260 38.94 $ 21.42 $ 44,550
Telecommunications 225,240 32.54 $ 31.92 $ 66,390

Top paying industries for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 38,640 8.75 $ 41.53 $ 86,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 116,290 30.60 $ 39.41 $ 81,970
Natural Gas Distribution 25,100 23.28 $ 38.21 $ 79,490
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 10,210 9.38 $ 35.54 $ 73,920
Other Pipeline Transportation 760 9.33 $ 35.20 $ 73,210


Geographic profile for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 518,230 42.82 1.09 $ 24.03 $ 49,990
California 517,020 31.47 0.80 $ 28.39 $ 59,060
Florida 363,340 43.04 1.09 $ 22.38 $ 46,560
New York 306,310 35.24 0.89 $ 27.48 $ 57,150
Pennsylvania 220,310 39.97 1.01 $ 25.13 $ 52,270




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 17,080 65.26 1.65 $ 28.43 $ 59,130
Alaska 16,980 57.32 1.45 $ 30.54 $ 63,520
North Dakota 21,790 54.48 1.38 $ 27.28 $ 56,750
Alabama 98,510 51.76 1.31 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
Oklahoma 77,130 49.36 1.25 $ 23.50 $ 48,890




Top paying states for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 16,980 57.32 1.45 $ 30.54 $ 63,520
District of Columbia 8,900 12.94 0.33 $ 29.19 $ 60,720
Hawaii 22,910 39.91 1.01 $ 29.19 $ 60,710
Washington 125,650 39.32 1.00 $ 29.15 $ 60,640
Massachusetts 99,830 29.80 0.76 $ 28.81 $ 59,920





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

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 286,610 32.44 0.82 $ 28.93 $ 60,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 165,140 28.36 0.72 $ 28.18 $ 58,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 152,030 34.85 0.88 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 143,410 39.97 1.01 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130,240 43.87 1.11 $ 25.64 $ 53,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 104,890 41.82 1.06 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 97,880 37.18 0.94 $ 25.28 $ 52,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 90,980 33.74 0.86 $ 27.40 $ 57,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 89,580 29.64 0.75 $ 28.63 $ 59,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 82,850 39.29 1.00 $ 24.55 $ 51,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 3,130 74.66 1.89 $ 23.74 $ 49,390
Casper, WY 2,600 70.53 1.79 $ 26.15 $ 54,400
New Bern, NC 2,920 69.90 1.77 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Farmington, NM 2,980 68.67 1.74 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Warner Robins, GA 4,890 67.35 1.71 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
East Stroudsburg, PA 3,290 66.35 1.68 $ 23.28 $ 48,430
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 5,480 63.37 1.61 $ 31.43 $ 65,380
Midland, TX 6,200 62.41 1.58 $ 26.90 $ 55,960
Fairbanks, AK 1,900 61.37 1.56 $ 31.54 $ 65,610
Amarillo, TX 6,940 61.33 1.55 $ 22.82 $ 47,470