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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
99,460 1.8 % $15.66 $32,570 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.99 $12.03 $14.68 $18.28 $23.17
Annual Wage (2) $20,790 $25,020 $30,530 $38,020 $48,200


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 24,760 1.11 $15.26 $31,730
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 13,870 1.47 $13.69 $28,480
Automobile Dealers 6,140 0.47 $14.08 $29,280
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,040 0.11 $19.87 $41,330
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,360 1.56 $15.51 $32,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,360 1.56 $15.51 $32,250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 13,870 1.47 $13.69 $28,480
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 910 1.14 $13.86 $28,820
Building Equipment Contractors 24,760 1.11 $15.26 $31,730
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 800 0.77 $15.32 $31,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 180 0.34 $26.46 $55,030
Coal Mining 70 0.14 $23.33 $48,530
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.02 $22.81 $47,440
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,250 0.33 $22.27 $46,310
Scheduled Air Transportation 130 0.03 $21.36 $44,420


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 15,170 1.22 1.80 $15.11 $31,430
California 10,190 0.59 0.87 $17.13 $35,620
Florida 6,520 0.74 1.10 $14.11 $29,360
New York 5,240 0.55 0.81 $18.77 $39,030
Virginia 4,200 1.08 1.60 $15.19 $31,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 900 1.99 2.94 $14.02 $29,150
Alaska 580 1.82 2.68 $19.70 $40,970
Louisiana 2,760 1.44 2.12 $15.16 $31,530
Maryland 3,770 1.40 2.06 $16.15 $33,590
Texas 15,170 1.22 1.80 $15.11 $31,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 300 0.41 0.60 $25.27 $52,570
Hawaii 330 0.51 0.76 $19.91 $41,410
Alaska 580 1.82 2.68 $19.70 $40,970
New York 5,240 0.55 0.81 $18.77 $39,030
Washington 1,610 0.49 0.72 $18.62 $38,740





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

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 5,260 0.54 0.80 $18.37 $38,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,640 1.52 2.24 $15.24 $31,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,890 0.62 0.92 $16.90 $35,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,380 1.06 1.57 $17.68 $36,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,350 0.92 1.35 $16.31 $33,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,220 0.77 1.14 $15.26 $31,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,990 0.73 1.07 $14.57 $30,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,890 1.37 2.03 $15.37 $31,970
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,870 0.71 1.04 $14.01 $29,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,690 0.36 0.53 $17.32 $36,020