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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes ďAudiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.


National estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Industry profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Geographic profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

National estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,330 3.8 % $ 20.73 $ 43,120 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.10 $ 14.75 $ 18.34 $ 23.67 $ 30.34
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,250 $ 30,680 $ 38,150 $ 49,230 $ 63,110


Industry profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Retailers 4,090 0.81 $ 20.59 $ 42,840
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.24 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 550 0.19 $ 20.29 $ 42,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $ 29.00 $ 60,310
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.03 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.24 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Retailers 4,090 0.81 $ 20.59 $ 42,840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 550 0.19 $ 20.29 $ 42,190
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.03 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $ 29.00 $ 60,310

Top paying industries for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $ 29.00 $ 60,310
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $ 25.69 $ 53,420
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.24 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Retailers 4,090 0.81 $ 20.59 $ 42,840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 550 0.19 $ 20.29 $ 42,190


Geographic profile for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2022


States with the highest employment level in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 570 0.18 4.29 $ 17.48 $ 36,360
Maryland 520 0.20 4.62 $ 24.18 $ 50,300
Texas 450 0.03 0.81 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Florida 380 0.04 0.97 $ 20.19 $ 42,000
California 380 0.02 0.50 $ 22.92 $ 47,680


Map of location quotient of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2022


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 520 0.20 4.62 $ 24.18 $ 50,300
Tennessee 570 0.18 4.29 $ 17.48 $ 36,360
Virginia 380 0.10 2.27 $ 18.18 $ 37,810
Utah 130 0.08 1.87 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Rhode Island 40 0.08 1.87 $ 15.44 $ 32,120


Map of annual mean wages of musical instrument repairers and tuners by state, May 2022


Top paying states for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 450 0.03 0.81 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Massachusetts 160 0.05 1.05 $ 25.43 $ 52,890
Maryland 520 0.20 4.62 $ 24.18 $ 50,300
New York 190 0.02 0.49 $ 23.89 $ 49,700
Connecticut 100 0.06 1.43 $ 22.98 $ 47,810



Map of employment of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.34 8.01 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.11 2.61 $ 25.12 $ 52,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.06 1.51 $ 21.59 $ 44,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.62 $ 24.56 $ 51,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.83 $ 23.46 $ 48,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 120 0.04 1.05 $ 19.26 $ 40,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.93 $ 26.02 $ 54,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.08 1.90 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.08 1.82 $ 18.15 $ 37,740
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 2.37 $ 17.18 $ 35,730


Map of location quotient of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.34 8.01 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.18 4.18 $ 18.49 $ 38,460
Knoxville, TN 60 0.16 3.70 $ 16.10 $ 33,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.11 2.61 $ 25.12 $ 52,260
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 2.58 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.10 2.37 $ 17.18 $ 35,730
Richmond, VA 60 0.10 2.30 $ 17.75 $ 36,920
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.09 2.13 $ 16.35 $ 34,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.08 1.90 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.08 1.89 $ 16.77 $ 34,880


Map of annual mean wages of musical instrument repairers and tuners by area, May 2022


Top paying metropolitan areas for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 60 0.05 1.17 $ 27.64 $ 57,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.93 $ 26.02 $ 54,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.11 2.61 $ 25.12 $ 52,260
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.62 $ 24.56 $ 51,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.83 $ 23.46 $ 48,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 50 0.03 0.74 $ 21.80 $ 45,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.06 1.51 $ 21.59 $ 44,910
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.04 0.82 $ 21.28 $ 44,260
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 2.58 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Jacksonville, FL 40 0.06 1.39 $ 20.50 $ 42,640


About May 2022 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2022 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 25, 2023