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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-4021 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.


National estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
Industry profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
Geographic profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

National estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,730 4.3 % $ 41.44 $ 86,200 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.09 $ 29.83 $ 42.57 $ 51.96 $ 61.78
Annual Wage (2) $ 45,950 $ 62,050 $ 88,540 $ 108,080 $ 128,500


Industry profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 21,020 0.96 $ 41.35 $ 86,000
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,030 0.15 $ 46.68 $ 97,090
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 890 0.43 $ 44.53 $ 92,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 540 0.01 $ 46.06 $ 95,800
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 260 0.04 $ 31.36 $ 65,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 21,020 0.96 $ 41.35 $ 86,000
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 890 0.43 $ 44.53 $ 92,610
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,030 0.15 $ 46.68 $ 97,090
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 260 0.04 $ 31.36 $ 65,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 540 0.01 $ 46.06 $ 95,800

Top paying industries for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,030 0.15 $ 46.68 $ 97,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 540 0.01 $ 46.06 $ 95,800
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 890 0.43 $ 44.53 $ 92,610
Building Equipment Contractors 21,020 0.96 $ 41.35 $ 86,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $ 40.85 $ 84,960


Geographic profile for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,350 0.50 2.81 $ 42.11 $ 87,590
California 2,740 0.17 0.94 $ 46.93 $ 97,620
Texas 1,950 0.16 0.91 $ 35.97 $ 74,820
Florida 1,900 0.23 1.27 $ 37.34 $ 77,660
Maryland 1,170 0.46 2.60 $ 41.89 $ 87,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 300 0.52 2.91 $ 41.78 $ 86,900
New York 4,350 0.50 2.81 $ 42.11 $ 87,590
Maryland 1,170 0.46 2.60 $ 41.89 $ 87,130
Massachusetts 1,090 0.32 1.82 $ 52.51 $ 109,220
South Carolina 510 0.26 1.44 $ 34.07 $ 70,860




Top paying states for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,090 0.32 1.82 $ 52.51 $ 109,220
Washington 330 0.10 0.59 $ 48.63 $ 101,160
California 2,740 0.17 0.94 $ 46.93 $ 97,620
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 46.63 $ 96,980
Illinois 720 0.13 0.72 $ 46.18 $ 96,040





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

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 4,290 0.49 2.73 $ 41.97 $ 87,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,140 0.20 1.10 $ 47.39 $ 98,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,030 0.40 2.22 $ 52.74 $ 109,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 990 0.33 1.84 $ 39.59 $ 82,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 900 0.36 2.01 $ 37.00 $ 76,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 740 0.32 1.78 $ 50.52 $ 105,080
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 640 0.44 2.45 $ 44.08 $ 91,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 610 0.14 0.79 $ 46.70 $ 97,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.19 1.09 $ 35.07 $ 72,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 560 0.16 0.87 $ 39.47 $ 82,100




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Honolulu, HI 300 0.72 4.04 $ 41.78 $ 86,900
Charleston, WV 70 0.66 3.71 $ 36.32 $ 75,540
Lubbock, TX 80 0.56 3.14 $ 36.21 $ 75,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,290 0.49 2.73 $ 41.97 $ 87,300
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 640 0.44 2.45 $ 44.08 $ 91,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,030 0.40 2.22 $ 52.74 $ 109,710
Albuquerque, NM 140 0.37 2.07 $ 37.69 $ 78,390
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 900 0.36 2.01 $ 37.00 $ 76,970
Tallahassee, FL 60 0.33 1.88 $ 39.88 $ 82,940
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 340 0.33 1.86 $ 38.80 $ 80,700




Top paying metropolitan areas for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,030 0.40 2.22 $ 52.74 $ 109,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 740 0.32 1.78 $ 50.52 $ 105,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 0.61 $ 49.03 $ 101,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 280 0.14 0.81 $ 49.03 $ 101,980
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.17 0.96 $ 48.54 $ 100,970
Wichita, KS 50 0.16 0.88 $ 48.24 $ 100,340
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.18 1.02 $ 48.21 $ 100,280
Kansas City, MO-KS 180 0.18 1.01 $ 47.56 $ 98,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,140 0.20 1.10 $ 47.39 $ 98,570
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 610 0.14 0.79 $ 46.70 $ 97,130


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021