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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 ; Audiovisual 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 and Clock 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 ; 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)
5,713,450 0.3 % $24.10 $50,130 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.86 $16.60 $22.42 $29.77 $38.24
Annual Wage (2) $26,740 $34,530 $46,630 $61,930 $79,540


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 454,220 48.28 $21.40 $44,520
Building Equipment Contractors 437,470 19.65 $24.45 $50,860
Real Estate 352,350 21.14 $20.02 $41,640
Automobile Dealers 315,630 24.36 $23.67 $49,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 275,290 4.97 $25.59 $53,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 454,220 48.28 $21.40 $44,520
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 48,850 47.31 $22.53 $46,870
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 98,890 46.04 $24.68 $51,340
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 31,760 40.02 $20.64 $42,940
Telecommunications 233,700 32.53 $30.50 $63,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 40,110 8.85 $40.99 $85,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 116,280 30.25 $38.09 $79,240
Natural Gas Distribution 23,630 21.59 $36.49 $75,900
Other Pipeline Transportation 1,010 12.10 $33.97 $70,660
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 11,630 1.66 $33.50 $69,670


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 538,120 30.96 0.80 $26.77 $55,680
Texas 530,380 42.67 1.10 $23.14 $48,130
Florida 368,910 41.95 1.08 $21.42 $44,550
New York 318,830 33.48 0.86 $26.20 $54,490
Pennsylvania 238,530 40.42 1.04 $24.05 $50,010




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 18,110 66.26 1.70 $27.71 $57,650
Alaska 18,180 57.32 1.47 $29.45 $61,260
North Dakota 22,590 53.46 1.37 $26.78 $55,700
West Virginia 35,430 50.46 1.30 $20.92 $43,520
Alabama 98,500 49.89 1.28 $22.75 $47,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 18,180 57.32 1.47 $29.45 $61,260
District of Columbia 9,640 13.32 0.34 $29.15 $60,630
Connecticut 53,980 32.42 0.83 $27.94 $58,110
Hawaii 25,200 39.65 1.02 $27.87 $57,980
Wyoming 18,110 66.26 1.70 $27.71 $57,650





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 300,530 31.13 0.80 $27.52 $57,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 175,720 28.16 0.72 $26.75 $55,630
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 156,000 33.36 0.86 $25.58 $53,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 147,380 40.30 1.04 $24.28 $50,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 133,010 43.58 1.12 $24.31 $50,560
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 106,960 40.48 1.04 $21.99 $45,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 103,050 37.56 0.97 $24.05 $50,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 98,180 34.13 0.88 $25.97 $54,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 96,050 30.21 0.78 $27.62 $57,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 81,360 38.36 0.99 $23.51 $48,900