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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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.


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)
2,780 12.9 % $21.77 $45,280 4.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.75 $14.61 $20.44 $27.03 $33.02
Annual Wage (2) $22,360 $30,380 $42,520 $56,210 $68,670


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)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,310 0.99 $22.31 $46,400
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.23 $21.36 $44,420
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 250 0.02 $24.07 $50,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.23 $21.36 $44,420
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,310 0.99 $22.31 $46,400
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 250 0.02 $24.07 $50,070

Top paying industries for 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) 250 0.02 $24.07 $50,070
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,310 0.99 $22.31 $46,400
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.23 $21.36 $44,420
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $20.94 $43,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $16.74 $34,820


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)
California 400 0.02 1.22 $25.73 $53,510
New York 350 0.04 1.93 $23.59 $49,080
Florida 210 0.02 1.27 $24.22 $50,370
Texas 180 0.01 0.77 $18.37 $38,220
New Jersey 150 0.04 1.96 $25.87 $53,820




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)
Rhode Island 60 0.12 6.45 $21.66 $45,060
New York 350 0.04 1.93 $23.59 $49,080
New Jersey 150 0.04 1.96 $25.87 $53,820
Wisconsin 70 0.02 1.23 $16.52 $34,350
Michigan 100 0.02 1.20 $25.67 $53,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 150 0.04 1.96 $25.87 $53,820
California 400 0.02 1.22 $25.73 $53,510
Michigan 100 0.02 1.20 $25.67 $53,400
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $25.64 $53,330
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $25.42 $52,880





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 460 0.05 2.51 $24.43 $50,810
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.05 2.78 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 1.16 $28.15 $58,550
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 1.70 $26.15 $54,380
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.10 5.38 $21.66 $45,060




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)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.10 5.38 $21.66 $45,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 460 0.05 2.51 $24.43 $50,810
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.05 2.78 (8) (8)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 1.70 $26.15 $54,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 1.16 $28.15 $58,550




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 1.16 $28.15 $58,550
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 1.70 $26.15 $54,380
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.87 $51,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 460 0.05 2.51 $24.43 $50,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $23.24 $48,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $21.90 $45,550
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.10 5.38 $21.66 $45,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $19.03 $39,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $18.04 $37,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.27 $35,930


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020