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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 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)
5,710 5.0 % $ 19.11 $ 39,740 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.74 $ 14.05 $ 17.87 $ 22.45 $ 28.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,420 $ 29,220 $ 37,160 $ 46,700 $ 59,120


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 Stores 3,820 0.83 $ 18.32 $ 38,100
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 710 0.92 $ 19.19 $ 39,920
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 580 0.21 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 220 0.02 $ 16.90 $ 35,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 27.89 $ 58,000

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 710 0.92 $ 19.19 $ 39,920
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 3,820 0.83 $ 18.32 $ 38,100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 580 0.21 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 120 0.03 $ 17.58 $ 36,560
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 220 0.02 $ 16.90 $ 35,140

Top paying industries for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 27.89 $ 58,000
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $ 27.14 $ 56,450
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 580 0.21 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 710 0.92 $ 19.19 $ 39,920
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 3,820 0.83 $ 18.32 $ 38,100


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 2021


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)
Texas 500 0.04 1.01 $ 19.60 $ 40,760
Illinois 450 0.08 1.99 $ 21.75 $ 45,250
Pennsylvania 440 0.08 1.93 $ 19.48 $ 40,510
California 420 0.03 0.62 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
Florida 300 0.03 0.85 $ 17.03 $ 35,410


Map of location quotient of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2021


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 260 0.10 2.56 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Indiana 270 0.09 2.27 $ 16.54 $ 34,410
Missouri 230 0.08 2.07 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Tennessee 240 0.08 2.01 $ 16.84 $ 35,030
Illinois 450 0.08 1.99 $ 21.75 $ 45,250


Map of annual mean wages of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2021


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)
Massachusetts 90 0.03 0.68 $ 24.36 $ 50,680
New York 240 0.03 0.69 $ 23.28 $ 48,420
Arizona 40 0.01 0.33 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
New Jersey 170 0.04 1.10 $ 22.20 $ 46,170
California 420 0.03 0.62 $ 21.99 $ 45,730



Map of employment of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2021


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 360 0.09 2.10 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 300 0.03 0.85 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.07 1.67 $ 20.28 $ 42,190
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 150 0.15 3.77 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.14 3.37 $ 18.43 $ 38,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 2.26 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.96 $ 22.21 $ 46,200
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 2.16 $ 15.23 $ 31,670
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 2.06 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.61 $ 24.40 $ 50,750


Map of location quotient of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2021


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)
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.18 4.48 $ 18.06 $ 37,570
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 150 0.15 3.77 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.14 3.37 $ 18.43 $ 38,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 2.26 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 2.16 $ 15.23 $ 31,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 0.09 2.10 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 2.06 $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.07 1.67 $ 20.28 $ 42,190
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.42 $ 20.12 $ 41,840
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 50 0.06 1.39 $ 17.34 $ 36,060


Map of annual mean wages of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2021


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 300 0.03 0.85 $ 24.45 $ 50,860
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.61 $ 24.40 $ 50,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 0.09 2.10 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.96 $ 22.21 $ 46,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 0.95 $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.52 $ 21.55 $ 44,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.07 1.67 $ 20.28 $ 42,190
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.06 1.42 $ 20.12 $ 41,840
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 30 0.02 0.54 $ 20.12 $ 41,840


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