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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
91,430 2.0 % $ 16.33 $ 33,960 0.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.40 $ 12.79 $ 15.27 $ 18.93 $ 24.05
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,640 $ 26,590 $ 31,760 $ 39,370 $ 50,030


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 25,080 1.15 $ 15.80 $ 32,860
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 11,810 1.33 $ 14.46 $ 30,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,560 0.10 $ 20.31 $ 42,250
Automobile Dealers 4,480 0.37 $ 15.02 $ 31,240
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,150 1.52 $ 15.91 $ 33,100

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 3,150 1.52 $ 15.91 $ 33,100
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 11,810 1.33 $ 14.46 $ 30,080
Building Equipment Contractors 25,080 1.15 $ 15.80 $ 32,860
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 700 0.96 $ 14.25 $ 29,650
Metal Ore Mining 330 0.81 $ 21.26 $ 44,220

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 150 0.27 $ 27.28 $ 56,740
Coal Mining 40 0.10 $ 26.56 $ 55,250
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,260 0.33 $ 23.70 $ 49,290
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $ 22.00 $ 45,750
Waste Treatment and Disposal 100 0.11 $ 21.89 $ 45,530


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.





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 15,000 1.24 1.89 $ 14.74 $ 30,660
California 8,680 0.53 0.80 $ 17.99 $ 37,420
Florida 6,550 0.78 1.18 $ 15.02 $ 31,240
New York 4,490 0.52 0.79 $ 18.93 $ 39,360
Virginia 3,620 0.98 1.49 $ 16.36 $ 34,020




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)
Delaware 810 1.91 2.90 $ 14.13 $ 29,390
Alaska 550 1.87 2.84 $ 21.77 $ 45,290
Louisiana 3,010 1.67 2.54 $ 15.50 $ 32,230
Arkansas 1,540 1.31 1.99 $ 13.62 $ 28,320
Texas 15,000 1.24 1.89 $ 14.74 $ 30,660




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 420 0.62 0.94 $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Alaska 550 1.87 2.84 $ 21.77 $ 45,290
Hawaii 370 0.65 0.99 $ 21.64 $ 45,020
Washington 1,610 0.50 0.77 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Missouri 320 0.12 0.18 $ 19.74 $ 41,060





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,780 1.61 2.45 $ 14.11 $ 29,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,290 0.49 0.74 $ 18.87 $ 39,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,440 0.59 0.90 $ 17.63 $ 36,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,830 0.94 1.42 $ 18.68 $ 38,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,820 0.79 1.20 $ 16.65 $ 34,640
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,180 0.87 1.32 $ 15.81 $ 32,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,700 0.65 0.98 $ 15.91 $ 33,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,640 0.61 0.92 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,490 1.16 1.76 $ 16.81 $ 34,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,430 0.68 1.03 $ 17.73 $ 36,870




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)
San Angelo, TX 160 3.50 5.32 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 220 2.99 4.55 $ 13.56 $ 28,200
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 240 2.89 4.40 $ 15.83 $ 32,920
Lafayette, LA 540 2.85 4.34 $ 14.45 $ 30,050
Midland, TX 280 2.79 4.25 $ 16.84 $ 35,020
Lawton, OK 110 2.61 3.98 $ 14.35 $ 29,850
Odessa, TX 170 2.36 3.59 $ 15.87 $ 33,020
Lubbock, TX 320 2.31 3.51 $ 14.99 $ 31,190
Dover, DE 140 2.27 3.45 $ 13.55 $ 28,190
Texarkana, TX-AR 120 2.22 3.38 $ 13.89 $ 28,890