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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers ; Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers ; Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers ; Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers ; Avionics Technicians ; Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers ; Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment ; Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay ; Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles ; Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers ; Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers ; Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Automotive Body and Related Repairers ; Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers ; Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics ; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists ; Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines ; Rail Car Repairers ; Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians ; Motorcycle Mechanics ; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics ; Bicycle Repairers ; Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians ; Tire Repairers and Changers ; Mechanical Door Repairers ; Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door ; Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers ; Home Appliance Repairers ; Industrial Machinery Mechanics ; Maintenance Workers, Machinery ; Millwrights ; Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons ; Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers ; Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers ; Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers ; Medical Equipment Repairers ; Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners ; Watch Repairers ; Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other ; Maintenance and Repair Workers, General ; Wind Turbine Service Technicians ; Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers ; Commercial Divers ; Fabric Menders, Except Garment ; Locksmiths and Safe Repairers ; Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers ; Riggers ; Signal and Track Switch Repairers ; Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers ; Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,528,390 0.3 % $23.02 $47,870 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.08 $15.78 $21.40 $28.83 $36.89
Annual Wage (2) $25,120 $32,830 $44,520 $59,970 $76,720


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)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 445,950 48.48 $20.31 $42,250
Building Equipment Contractors 402,350 19.52 $23.43 $48,730
Real Estate 322,440 20.48 $18.75 $39,000
Automobile Dealers 320,120 24.83 $22.62 $47,050
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 276,010 5.06 $24.86 $51,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 51,700 49.84 $21.82 $45,390
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 445,950 48.48 $20.31 $42,250
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 95,370 47.04 $23.40 $48,670
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 29,790 38.55 $19.58 $40,730
Vending Machine Operators 13,160 33.47 $16.54 $34,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 118,350 30.37 $36.23 $75,350
Scheduled Air Transportation 37,580 8.57 $35.99 $74,870
Natural Gas Distribution 22,260 19.80 $35.13 $73,080
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 11,610 1.95 $34.53 $71,830
Other Pipeline Transportation 1,080 13.34 $32.66 $67,930


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 519,260 31.10 0.80 $25.33 $52,680
Texas 505,620 42.52 1.10 $22.06 $45,880
Florida 354,920 42.16 1.09 $20.37 $42,370
New York 306,590 33.30 0.86 $25.23 $52,470
Pennsylvania 232,020 40.13 1.03 $22.58 $46,960




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)
Wyoming 16,920 63.15 1.63 $26.73 $55,590
North Dakota 22,640 54.34 1.40 $26.01 $54,100
Alaska 17,130 53.85 1.39 $29.51 $61,370
West Virginia 35,730 51.89 1.34 $20.09 $41,790
Louisiana 94,280 49.57 1.28 $21.24 $44,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 17,130 53.85 1.39 $29.51 $61,370
District of Columbia 9,630 13.60 0.35 $27.58 $57,360
Wyoming 16,920 63.15 1.63 $26.73 $55,590
Hawaii 25,530 40.33 1.04 $26.58 $55,290
Massachusetts 103,160 29.24 0.75 $26.51 $55,150



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 201,280 30.07 0.78 $26.31 $54,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 126,390 43.14 1.11 $23.40 $48,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 125,670 28.36 0.73 $25.32 $52,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 116,310 31.76 0.82 $24.85 $51,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 98,880 37.75 0.97 $22.80 $47,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 97,090 38.97 1.00 $22.53 $46,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 79,600 31.60 0.81 $26.70 $55,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 76,520 38.65 1.00 $22.14 $46,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 58,010 30.02 0.77 $24.79 $51,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 56,680 34.41 0.89 $27.32 $56,830