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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
5,628,880 0.3 % $23.54 $48,960 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.43 $16.15 $21.89 $29.31 $37.57
Annual Wage (2) $25,860 $33,590 $45,540 $60,950 $78,140


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 446,990 48.15 $20.87 $43,410
Building Equipment Contractors 418,550 19.60 $23.86 $49,620
Real Estate 338,320 20.90 $19.35 $40,240
Automobile Dealers 319,900 24.75 $23.04 $47,930
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 273,950 5.00 $25.16 $52,330

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 51,040 49.65 $22.07 $45,900
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 446,990 48.15 $20.87 $43,410
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 96,500 46.60 $24.08 $50,090
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30,050 38.30 $20.07 $41,740
Telecommunications 250,340 33.16 $29.69 $61,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 41,390 9.12 $38.76 $80,620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 117,550 29.90 $37.08 $77,120
Natural Gas Distribution 22,990 21.05 $35.89 $74,650
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 12,490 2.00 $34.09 $70,900
Other Pipeline Transportation 1,380 15.27 $33.55 $69,780


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 530,320 31.18 0.80 $26.13 $54,360
Texas 520,660 42.98 1.11 $22.57 $46,940
Florida 359,250 41.73 1.07 $20.84 $43,340
New York 311,850 33.23 0.85 $25.75 $53,560
Pennsylvania 237,190 40.56 1.04 $23.45 $48,770




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 17,190 63.82 1.64 $27.10 $56,360
Alaska 17,460 55.39 1.42 $29.47 $61,300
North Dakota 22,710 54.51 1.40 $26.46 $55,030
West Virginia 35,720 51.28 1.32 $20.67 $42,980
Louisiana 94,350 49.30 1.27 $22.00 $45,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 17,460 55.39 1.42 $29.47 $61,300
District of Columbia 9,640 13.53 0.35 $28.85 $60,000
Connecticut 54,330 32.73 0.84 $27.15 $56,470
Hawaii 25,220 39.30 1.01 $27.12 $56,410
Wyoming 17,190 63.82 1.64 $27.10 $56,360





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 297,290 31.30 0.80 $26.93 $56,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 173,850 28.41 0.73 $25.95 $53,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 154,200 33.22 0.85 $25.04 $52,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 147,500 41.34 1.06 $23.36 $48,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130,320 43.70 1.12 $23.67 $49,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 106,080 40.95 1.05 $21.42 $44,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100,630 37.51 0.96 $23.66 $49,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 99,290 31.67 0.81 $27.02 $56,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 97,780 34.33 0.88 $25.23 $52,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 79,230 38.56 0.99 $22.90 $47,620