Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 ; Electronic Home Entertainment 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 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 ; Fabric Menders, Except Garment ; 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)
5,456,640 0.2 % $22.45 $46,690 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.63 $15.37 $20.89 $28.24 $36.11
Annual Wage (2) $24,180 $31,970 $43,440 $58,740 $75,110


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 442,500 48.70 $19.87 $41,330
Building Equipment Contractors 390,090 19.58 $22.99 $47,820
Automobile Dealers 319,460 25.10 $22.31 $46,400
Local Government (OES Designation) 271,990 5.06 $24.36 $50,670
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 205,760 35.78 $28.02 $58,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 54,280 52.36 $21.70 $45,140
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 442,500 48.70 $19.87 $41,330
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 96,570 47.49 $22.74 $47,290
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 29,090 38.27 $19.24 $40,030
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 205,760 35.78 $28.02 $58,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 115,120 29.72 $35.11 $73,030
Natural Gas Distribution 21,550 19.03 $34.41 $71,570
Scheduled Air Transportation 35,820 8.51 $34.30 $71,340
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 10,610 1.89 $33.94 $70,590
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 38,120 7.76 $30.59 $63,630


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 509,340 31.90 0.82 $24.74 $51,460
Texas 500,330 42.60 1.10 $21.41 $44,530
Florida 346,580 42.15 1.08 $20.09 $41,780
New York 299,020 32.87 0.85 $24.58 $51,130
Pennsylvania 228,010 39.67 1.02 $21.93 $45,620




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 17,380 62.96 1.62 $26.20 $54,490
North Dakota 23,000 54.10 1.39 $25.60 $53,240
West Virginia 36,820 52.80 1.36 $19.05 $39,630
Alaska 16,800 51.94 1.34 $28.99 $60,290
Louisiana 98,120 51.05 1.31 $20.76 $43,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 16,800 51.94 1.34 $28.99 $60,290
Wyoming 17,380 62.96 1.62 $26.20 $54,490
District of Columbia 9,490 13.51 0.35 $26.17 $54,440
Massachusetts 100,860 29.15 0.75 $25.77 $53,610
Hawaii 23,990 37.96 0.98 $25.60 $53,250