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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.


National estimates for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Industry profile for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Geographic profile for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

National estimates for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
88,480 2.1 % $ 16.87 $ 35,090 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.29 $ 13.94 $ 15.91 $ 18.21 $ 22.68
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,480 $ 28,990 $ 33,100 $ 37,880 $ 47,180


Industry profile for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 25,860 1.15 $ 16.76 $ 34,860
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 12,610 1.37 $ 15.15 $ 31,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,840 0.09 $ 20.54 $ 42,720
Automobile Dealers 3,720 0.30 $ 15.22 $ 31,670
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,910 1.39 $ 15.80 $ 32,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

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 2,910 1.39 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 12,610 1.37 $ 15.15 $ 31,520
Building Equipment Contractors 25,860 1.15 $ 16.76 $ 34,860
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 800 1.04 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.59 $ 15.59 $ 32,420

Top paying industries for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming (8) (8) $ 28.22 $ 58,690
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 130 0.25 $ 27.46 $ 57,130
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 950 0.25 $ 26.54 $ 55,200
Rail Transportation 160 0.07 $ 24.47 $ 50,900
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 40 0.07 $ 24.04 $ 50,000


Geographic profile for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 15,360 1.26 2.00 $ 15.84 $ 32,950
California 8,090 0.49 0.78 $ 19.32 $ 40,180
Florida 6,920 0.80 1.28 $ 15.94 $ 33,160
New York 4,480 0.52 0.82 $ 19.99 $ 41,580
Georgia 4,240 0.97 1.54 $ 16.45 $ 34,220


Map of location quotient of helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 3,090 1.72 2.74 $ 15.70 $ 32,650
Alaska 480 1.62 2.58 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
Delaware 660 1.52 2.43 $ 15.21 $ 31,630
Arkansas 1,680 1.41 2.24 $ 14.76 $ 30,690
Texas 15,360 1.26 2.00 $ 15.84 $ 32,950


Map of annual mean wages of helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 200 0.30 0.48 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Washington 940 0.29 0.47 $ 22.11 $ 46,000
Massachusetts 910 0.27 0.43 $ 21.80 $ 45,350
Hawaii 420 0.77 1.23 $ 21.01 $ 43,690
Connecticut 460 0.29 0.47 $ 20.17 $ 41,950



Map of employment of helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

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 4,020 0.46 0.74 $ 20.51 $ 42,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,840 1.07 1.70 $ 16.38 $ 34,060
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,720 1.29 2.05 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,690 0.92 1.46 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,410 0.42 0.67 $ 18.26 $ 37,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,260 0.87 1.39 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,620 0.66 1.05 $ 16.24 $ 33,790
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,560 1.57 2.50 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,460 0.55 0.88 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,270 0.60 0.95 $ 16.97 $ 35,310


Map of location quotient of helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 270 3.39 5.40 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
San Angelo, TX 120 2.70 4.29 $ 14.18 $ 29,490
Reno, NV 590 2.50 3.98 $ 24.37 $ 50,700
Midland, TX 220 2.34 3.73 $ 18.31 $ 38,090
Odessa, TX 150 2.30 3.67 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
Lafayette, LA 420 2.25 3.59 $ 14.75 $ 30,670
Jacksonville, NC 100 2.04 3.25 $ 14.27 $ 29,670
Sherman-Denison, TX 90 1.88 2.99 $ 15.17 $ 31,550
Victoria, TX 70 1.82 2.89 $ 15.35 $ 31,920
Jonesboro, AR 100 1.81 2.89 $ 14.31 $ 29,760