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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.


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)
15,800 4.9 % $22.00 $45,770 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.77 $16.23 $20.60 $26.42 $33.79
Annual Wage (2) $26,560 $33,760 $42,840 $54,950 $70,280


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)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 4,300 0.31 $22.41 $46,620
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,360 1.62 $21.88 $45,510
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,500 0.22 $21.24 $44,180
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 570 0.41 $19.29 $40,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 500 0.01 $37.81 $78,640

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 1.62 $21.88 $45,510
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 570 0.41 $19.29 $40,110
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 4,300 0.31 $22.41 $46,620
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,500 0.22 $21.24 $44,180
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 210 0.20 $21.99 $45,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 500 0.01 $37.81 $78,640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $35.24 $73,300
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 420 0.08 $26.45 $55,020
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel (8) (8) $25.50 $53,040
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 50 0.06 $24.13 $50,180


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 1,520 0.13 1.15 $19.76 $41,100
California 1,410 0.08 0.76 $22.78 $47,380
Virginia 820 0.21 1.95 $22.72 $47,260
Ohio 820 0.15 1.38 $21.46 $44,630
North Carolina 770 0.18 1.60 $22.12 $46,010




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)
North Dakota 160 0.39 3.54 $25.07 $52,160
West Virginia 190 0.27 2.43 $21.65 $45,030
Colorado 620 0.24 2.18 $22.46 $46,720
Alabama 440 0.23 2.07 $21.86 $45,470
Oklahoma 360 0.22 2.05 $19.72 $41,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 710 0.12 1.08 $34.80 $72,390
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $29.42 $61,200
Washington 340 0.10 0.95 $28.82 $59,940
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.35 $25.74 $53,550
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.08 $25.31 $52,650





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 640 0.14 1.27 $35.97 $74,810
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.05 0.47 $24.13 $50,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.23 2.11 $20.18 $41,970
Richmond, VA 370 0.57 5.21 $23.54 $48,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 350 0.12 1.09 $21.36 $44,440
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 340 0.23 2.09 $22.97 $47,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 340 0.09 0.87 $17.87 $37,180
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 340 0.17 1.56 $19.69 $40,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 0.94 $27.56 $57,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 290 0.14 1.29 $19.90 $41,390




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Winchester, VA-WV 70 1.20 11.02 $18.17 $37,790
Bismarck, ND 60 0.83 7.62 $25.30 $52,620
Richmond, VA 370 0.57 5.21 $23.54 $48,950
York-Hanover, PA 100 0.54 4.97 $24.80 $51,590
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 260 0.51 4.65 $23.38 $48,630
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.41 3.80 $23.65 $49,190
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 30 0.39 3.61 $24.24 $50,420
Tulsa, OK 160 0.37 3.41 $19.12 $39,760
Lubbock, TX 50 0.34 3.15 $15.57 $32,380
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.33 3.03 $22.60 $47,000




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 120 0.06 0.57 $36.10 $75,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 640 0.14 1.27 $35.97 $74,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 0.27 $29.39 $61,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 0.10 0.94 $27.56 $57,310
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.48 $57,160
Fargo, ND-MN (8) (8) (8) $27.42 $57,040
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) $27.15 $56,470
Eugene, OR 40 0.25 2.33 $26.41 $54,920
Modesto, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.27 $54,640
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 170 0.20 1.87 $26.01 $54,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 3.09 $18.05 $37,540
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.08 $14.02 $29,160

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 3.09 $18.05 $37,540
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.08 $14.02 $29,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.43 $52,890
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.14 $43,970
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.29 $42,210
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 3.09 $18.05 $37,540
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.95 $37,340


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019