Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.


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)
10,880 8.3 % $17.67 $36,750 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.69 $13.65 $17.11 $21.15 $25.06
Annual Wage (2) $22,230 $28,390 $35,590 $43,980 $52,120


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 Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 3,080 0.55 $16.98 $35,320
Electronics and Appliance Stores 2,830 0.57 $17.38 $36,150
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,180 0.13 $16.93 $35,220
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 580 0.56 $16.74 $34,820
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 440 0.13 $18.78 $39,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronics and Appliance Stores 2,830 0.57 $17.38 $36,150
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 580 0.56 $16.74 $34,820
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 3,080 0.55 $16.98 $35,320
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 340 0.21 $17.19 $35,760
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,180 0.13 $16.93 $35,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $29.61 $61,590
Automobile Dealers 200 0.02 $19.59 $40,750
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 440 0.13 $18.78 $39,060
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 260 0.02 $18.37 $38,210
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $17.96 $37,360


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)
California 1,780 0.10 1.40 $18.20 $37,850
Texas 1,470 0.12 1.61 $17.26 $35,900
New York 720 0.08 1.01 $17.92 $37,280
Missouri 610 0.22 2.89 $15.14 $31,480
Florida 480 0.06 0.75 $16.38 $34,070




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)
North Dakota 90 0.22 2.86 $19.71 $41,010
Missouri 610 0.22 2.89 $15.14 $31,480
Texas 1,470 0.12 1.61 $17.26 $35,900
Colorado 300 0.11 1.50 $18.22 $37,900
Virginia 380 0.10 1.31 $16.95 $35,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 180 0.06 0.74 $25.23 $52,480
Arizona 270 0.10 1.30 $23.97 $49,850
Georgia 100 0.02 0.31 $21.65 $45,030
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $20.80 $43,250
Tennessee 120 0.04 0.53 $20.78 $43,220





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-Anaheim, CA 660 0.11 1.43 $15.96 $33,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 460 0.15 2.06 $15.22 $31,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 370 0.08 1.07 $16.93 $35,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 330 0.14 1.80 $22.21 $46,200
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.20 2.73 $12.02 $25,000
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.20 2.69 $18.24 $37,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 180 0.07 0.90 $17.22 $35,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 170 0.06 0.74 $16.92 $35,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 150 0.08 1.03 $26.16 $54,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.07 0.97 $20.09 $41,790




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.20 2.73 $12.02 $25,000
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.20 2.69 $18.24 $37,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 460 0.15 2.06 $15.22 $31,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 330 0.14 1.80 $22.21 $46,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 660 0.11 1.43 $15.96 $33,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 150 0.08 1.03 $26.16 $54,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 370 0.08 1.07 $16.93 $35,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.07 0.97 $20.09 $41,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 180 0.07 0.90 $17.22 $35,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 170 0.06 0.74 $16.92 $35,190




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 150 0.08 1.03 $26.16 $54,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $25.75 $53,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 60 0.02 0.31 $24.62 $51,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 330 0.14 1.80 $22.21 $46,200
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.03 0.37 $21.59 $44,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.03 0.42 $21.04 $43,760
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $20.28 $42,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.07 0.97 $20.09 $41,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.62 $40,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $19.34 $40,220

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.30 $15.85 $32,960

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.30 $15.85 $32,960

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.30 $15.85 $32,960


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019