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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-9064 Watch and Clock Repairers

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers. Excludes "Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters” (51-2061).


National estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers
Industry profile for Watch and Clock Repairers
Geographic profile for Watch and Clock Repairers

National estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,970 13.8 % $ 21.86 $ 45,460 5.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.26 $ 14.09 $ 21.27 $ 26.70 $ 35.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,420 $ 29,300 $ 44,250 $ 55,530 $ 74,760


Industry profile for Watch and Clock Repairers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Watch and Clock Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,220 1.14 $ 21.62 $ 44,960
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 600 0.78 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 50 0.00 $ 24.34 $ 50,630
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 21.56 $ 44,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Watch and Clock Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,220 1.14 $ 21.62 $ 44,960
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 600 0.78 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 50 0.00 $ 24.34 $ 50,630

Top paying industries for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 50 (7) $ 24.34 $ 50,630
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 600 0.78 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,220 1.14 $ 21.62 $ 44,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 21.56 $ 44,840


Geographic profile for Watch and Clock Repairers:

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



Map of employment of watch and clock repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Watch and Clock Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 250 0.06 4.42 (8) (8)
California 150 0.01 0.63 $ 24.91 $ 51,810
New York 120 0.01 1.01 $ 29.64 $ 61,650
Ohio 110 0.02 1.47 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
New Jersey 70 0.02 1.38 (8) (8)


Map of location quotient of watch and clock repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Watch and Clock Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 250 0.06 4.42 (8) (8)
Connecticut 60 0.04 2.53 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Ohio 110 0.02 1.47 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
New Jersey 70 0.02 1.38 (8) (8)
Colorado 40 0.02 1.14 $ 22.46 $ 46,720


Map of annual mean wages of watch and clock repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Watch and Clock Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 120 0.01 1.01 $ 29.64 $ 61,650
California 150 0.01 0.63 $ 24.91 $ 51,810
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $ 23.59 $ 49,080
Connecticut 60 0.04 2.53 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Georgia 50 0.01 0.84 $ 22.61 $ 47,030



Map of employment of watch and clock repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Watch and Clock 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 170 0.02 1.37 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 160 0.09 6.39 $ 28.71 $ 59,710
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 50 0.06 4.00 (8) (8)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.08 5.87 $ 23.19 $ 48,230


Map of location quotient of watch and clock repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Watch and Clock Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 160 0.09 6.39 $ 28.71 $ 59,710
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.08 5.87 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 50 0.06 4.00 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 170 0.02 1.37 $ 26.80 $ 55,740


Map of annual mean wages of watch and clock repairers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Watch and Clock Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 160 0.09 6.39 $ 28.71 $ 59,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 170 0.02 1.37 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.08 5.87 $ 23.19 $ 48,230


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