Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,050 4.3 % $21.50 $44,720 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.04 $15.45 $19.99 $25.50 $34.26
Annual Wage (2) $25,040 $32,130 $41,570 $53,040 $71,260


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)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,530 2.23 $20.99 $43,650
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,940 1.21 $21.51 $44,740
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,230 0.18 $20.06 $41,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $40.33 $83,890
Building Equipment Contractors 440 0.02 $20.17 $41,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

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 4,530 2.23 $20.99 $43,650
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,940 1.21 $21.51 $44,740
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 380 0.27 $18.36 $38,180
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 180 0.24 $17.15 $35,670
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 230 0.22 $19.08 $39,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 $40.33 $83,890
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 250 0.05 $32.96 $68,560
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $31.86 $66,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $27.85 $57,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $25.66 $53,360


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)
Texas 1,820 0.15 1.27 $20.05 $41,710
California 1,670 0.10 0.86 $27.96 $58,160
Illinois 790 0.13 1.10 $27.77 $57,750
Ohio 790 0.15 1.21 $23.84 $49,580
Florida 750 0.09 0.75 $17.85 $37,140




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)
Idaho 230 0.35 2.89 $18.56 $38,600
West Virginia 230 0.34 2.77 $21.56 $44,850
Alabama 520 0.27 2.22 $21.56 $44,840
North Dakota 110 0.26 2.12 $24.15 $50,240
Minnesota 720 0.26 2.10 $19.19 $39,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,670 0.10 0.86 $27.96 $58,160
Illinois 790 0.13 1.10 $27.77 $57,750
Connecticut 140 0.09 0.70 $26.18 $54,450
Washington 290 0.10 0.78 $24.88 $51,750
North Dakota 110 0.26 2.12 $24.15 $50,240





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.13 1.05 $25.35 $52,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 1.50 $20.85 $43,370
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 1.11 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 470 0.24 2.01 $18.64 $38,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.06 0.45 $24.51 $50,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.14 1.14 $21.86 $45,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 330 0.17 1.40 $19.33 $40,200
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 300 0.28 2.35 $28.91 $60,140
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.26 2.11 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 230 0.27 2.25 $24.11 $50,140




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Winchester, VA-WV 50 0.79 6.54 $21.56 $44,840
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 0.77 6.38 $22.19 $46,150
Lubbock, TX 90 0.61 5.05 $15.96 $33,200
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.45 3.73 $22.11 $45,990
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 220 0.44 3.65 $23.30 $48,470
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 60 0.42 3.46 $22.28 $46,340
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 40 0.42 3.48 $22.28 $46,340
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 170 0.42 3.46 $18.94 $39,390
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 90 0.36 2.98 $21.95 $45,660
York-Hanover, PA 60 0.32 2.64 $22.52 $46,850




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 300 0.28 2.35 $28.91 $60,140
Evansville, IN-KY 30 0.23 1.86 $26.70 $55,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 0.40 $26.68 $55,500
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.13 $54,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.13 1.05 $25.35 $52,730
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.24 $52,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.06 0.45 $24.51 $50,990
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.34 $50,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 230 0.27 2.25 $24.11 $50,140
Raleigh, NC 100 0.17 1.41 $23.76 $49,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.49 $16.35 $34,000
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.33 $21.13 $43,950
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 3.53 $20.81 $43,290
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.05 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.61 $16.09 $33,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 3.53 $20.81 $43,290
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.49 $16.35 $34,000
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.61 $16.09 $33,470
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.33 $21.13 $43,950
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.05 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.33 $21.13 $43,950
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 3.53 $20.81 $43,290
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.51 $42,660
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 3.49 $16.35 $34,000
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.34 $33,990


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017