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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

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


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)
6,170 4.3 % $ 22.24 $ 46,250 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.10 $ 16.82 $ 20.58 $ 25.28 $ 30.75
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,330 $ 34,980 $ 42,800 $ 52,590 $ 63,970


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)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Retailers 4,090 0.81 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,050 1.23 $ 20.88 $ 43,420
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 360 0.12 $ 21.63 $ 45,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $ 30.53 $ 63,490
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4594 and 4595 only) 180 0.04 (8) (8)

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 1,050 1.23 $ 20.88 $ 43,420
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Retailers 4,090 0.81 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 360 0.12 $ 21.63 $ 45,000
Performing Arts Companies 100 0.08 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4594 and 4595 only) 180 0.04 (8) (8)

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 100 0.08 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $ 30.53 $ 63,490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Retailers 4,090 0.81 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 360 0.12 $ 21.63 $ 45,000
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,050 1.23 $ 20.88 $ 43,420


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.



Map of employment of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2023


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 490 0.03 0.68 $ 22.57 $ 46,940
Texas 480 0.04 0.88 $ 25.09 $ 52,190
Illinois 450 0.07 1.84 $ 21.51 $ 44,740
Tennessee 440 0.14 3.34 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Maryland 340 0.13 3.08 $ 26.02 $ 54,130


Map of location quotient of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2023


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)
Tennessee 440 0.14 3.34 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Maryland 340 0.13 3.08 $ 26.02 $ 54,130
Iowa 150 0.10 2.40 $ 21.27 $ 44,250
Indiana 270 0.09 2.13 $ 19.84 $ 41,270
Illinois 450 0.07 1.84 $ 21.51 $ 44,740


Map of annual mean wages of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2023


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 York 260 0.03 0.68 $ 31.79 $ 66,110
Michigan 140 0.03 0.79 $ 29.04 $ 60,400
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $ 27.94 $ 58,110
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $ 26.83 $ 55,800
Oregon 50 0.02 0.61 $ 26.29 $ 54,690



Map of employment of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2023


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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 1.90 $ 22.13 $ 46,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 2.13 $ 25.27 $ 52,560
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.25 6.05 $ 23.68 $ 49,250
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 200 0.02 0.53 $ 31.58 $ 65,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 180 0.03 0.70 $ 23.82 $ 49,550
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 1.46 $ 19.74 $ 41,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 1.14 $ 19.43 $ 40,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.60 $ 18.17 $ 37,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.74 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.70 $ 19.08 $ 39,690


Map of location quotient of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2023


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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.25 6.05 $ 23.68 $ 49,250
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 30 0.24 5.87 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Provo-Orem, UT 60 0.19 4.73 $ 21.05 $ 43,790
Tucson, AZ 70 0.18 4.47 $ 18.96 $ 39,430
Wichita, KS 30 0.11 2.69 $ 19.29 $ 40,130
Knoxville, TN 40 0.10 2.58 $ 19.82 $ 41,230
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.09 2.18 $ 22.97 $ 47,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 2.13 $ 25.27 $ 52,560
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.08 2.00 $ 22.49 $ 46,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 1.90 $ 22.13 $ 46,030


Map of annual mean wages of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2023


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 200 0.02 0.53 $ 31.58 $ 65,680
Rochester, NY 40 0.07 1.77 $ 29.19 $ 60,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 26.86 $ 55,880
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.05 1.14 $ 25.63 $ 53,310
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.04 1.05 $ 25.27 $ 52,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 2.13 $ 25.27 $ 52,560
Columbus, OH 50 0.05 1.12 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 180 0.03 0.70 $ 23.82 $ 49,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.25 6.05 $ 23.68 $ 49,250
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.03 0.86 $ 23.14 $ 48,120


About May 2023 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.

(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 2023 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2024