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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes "Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers"" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instrument


National estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Industry profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Geographic profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

National estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,070 7.1 % $ 19.12 $ 39,770 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.50 $ 14.07 $ 17.70 $ 23.06 $ 29.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,930 $ 29,270 $ 36,810 $ 47,970 $ 60,890


Industry profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 960 1.32 $ 15.83 $ 32,930
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 560 0.21 $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 28.49 $ 59,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 0.00 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.04 $ 30.88 $ 64,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 960 1.32 $ 15.83 $ 32,930
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 560 0.21 $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.04 $ 30.88 $ 64,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 28.49 $ 59,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 0.00 $ 26.51 $ 55,140

Top paying industries for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.04 $ 30.88 $ 64,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 28.49 $ 59,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 560 0.21 $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores (8) (8) $ 19.22 $ 39,970


Geographic profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

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





States with the highest employment level in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 900 0.06 1.08 $ 20.20 $ 42,020
Pennsylvania 520 0.10 1.87 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Texas 470 0.04 0.76 $ 20.48 $ 42,590
Michigan 450 0.12 2.28 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
New York 380 0.04 0.86 $ 21.17 $ 44,030




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 370 0.14 2.85 $ 19.06 $ 39,640
Michigan 450 0.12 2.28 $ 17.54 $ 36,490
Oklahoma 150 0.10 1.88 $ 18.96 $ 39,430
Pennsylvania 520 0.10 1.87 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Washington 270 0.09 1.67 $ 21.61 $ 44,940




Top paying states for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $ 34.29 $ 71,310
Washington 270 0.09 1.67 $ 21.61 $ 44,940
New York 380 0.04 0.86 $ 21.17 $ 44,030
Pennsylvania 520 0.10 1.87 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.79 $ 20.63 $ 42,910





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 410 0.07 1.39 $ 20.35 $ 42,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 370 0.04 0.82 $ 20.39 $ 42,410
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 340 0.19 3.70 $ 16.48 $ 34,280
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.23 4.56 $ 18.36 $ 38,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.08 1.55 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 160 0.06 1.18 $ 25.84 $ 53,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.88 $ 20.49 $ 42,610
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 1.52 $ 18.89 $ 39,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 0.98 $ 19.18 $ 39,900
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.31 6.12 $ 22.32 $ 46,430




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.31 6.12 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.23 4.56 $ 18.36 $ 38,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 340 0.19 3.70 $ 16.48 $ 34,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.08 1.55 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 1.52 $ 18.89 $ 39,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 410 0.07 1.39 $ 20.35 $ 42,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 160 0.06 1.18 $ 25.84 $ 53,740
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 0.98 $ 19.18 $ 39,900
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.88 $ 20.49 $ 42,610
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 370 0.04 0.82 $ 20.39 $ 42,410




Top paying metropolitan areas for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 27.76 $ 57,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 160 0.06 1.18 $ 25.84 $ 53,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 23.46 $ 48,790
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $ 22.99 $ 47,820
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 60 0.31 6.12 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 21.69 $ 45,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.04 0.75 $ 20.58 $ 42,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.88 $ 20.49 $ 42,610
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 370 0.04 0.82 $ 20.39 $ 42,410


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021