Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions. Excludes "Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation 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)
14,780 4.6 % $18.83 $39,160 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.88 $14.61 $17.89 $22.76 $27.94
Annual Wage (2) $24,720 $30,390 $37,200 $47,340 $58,100


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,240 6.67 $18.54 $38,560
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,440 0.16 $20.14 $41,880
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 670 0.45 $19.18 $39,900
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.15 $18.35 $38,160
Automobile Dealers 490 0.04 $21.67 $45,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 10,240 6.67 $18.54 $38,560
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 670 0.45 $19.18 $39,900
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 440 0.21 $18.72 $38,940
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,440 0.16 $20.14 $41,880
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.15 $18.35 $38,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 490 0.04 $21.67 $45,070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,440 0.16 $20.14 $41,880
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 150 0.04 $20.03 $41,660
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 400 0.07 $19.93 $41,460
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 670 0.45 $19.18 $39,900


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 1,540 0.09 0.89 $21.18 $44,050
Indiana 1,010 0.33 3.22 $18.54 $38,570
Florida 880 0.10 1.01 $18.83 $39,170
Washington 570 0.18 1.74 $22.16 $46,090
Tennessee 520 0.18 1.73 $22.61 $47,030




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 340 0.50 4.79 $17.45 $36,300
Indiana 1,010 0.33 3.22 $18.54 $38,570
Wyoming 80 0.31 3.01 $15.24 $31,710
North Dakota 110 0.27 2.63 $19.70 $40,970
New Hampshire 170 0.26 2.56 $17.55 $36,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 300 0.12 1.13 $22.65 $47,120
Tennessee 520 0.18 1.73 $22.61 $47,030
Washington 570 0.18 1.74 $22.16 $46,090
Maryland 140 0.05 0.49 $21.37 $44,440
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.28 $21.34 $44,390



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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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 590 4.65 44.88 $18.90 $39,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 1.65 $18.49 $38,450
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.33 3.20 $19.81 $41,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.16 1.53 $23.37 $48,600
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.20 1.91 $17.33 $36,040
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 240 0.25 2.42 $20.24 $42,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.15 1.40 $19.46 $40,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 200 0.15 1.41 $18.77 $39,040
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.10 0.99 $24.97 $51,930
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 160 0.17 1.60 $20.76 $43,180


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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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 590 4.65 44.88 $18.90 $39,310
Yuma, AZ 90 1.45 14.03 $24.84 $51,670
Sherman-Denison, TX 40 0.87 8.37 $15.43 $32,090
Hammond, LA 40 0.87 8.36 $17.02 $35,400
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 30 0.76 7.32 $20.47 $42,580
Greeley, CO 60 0.60 5.75 $22.65 $47,100
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.54 5.25 $19.66 $40,890
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 70 0.40 3.85 $18.38 $38,240
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 80 0.35 3.38 $23.28 $48,420
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.33 3.20 $19.81 $41,200


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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)
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.08 0.81 $26.36 $54,830
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.10 0.99 $24.97 $51,930
Yuma, AZ 90 1.45 14.03 $24.84 $51,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.68 $51,330
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.16 1.53 $23.37 $48,600
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 80 0.35 3.38 $23.28 $48,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.34 $22.73 $47,280
Greeley, CO 60 0.60 5.75 $22.65 $47,100
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $22.41 $46,610
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.21 1.98 $21.73 $45,190

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.76 7.29 $19.20 $39,940
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 9.20 $16.78 $34,900
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.63 $12.45 $25,900
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.38 13.29 $14.06 $29,250
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.72 $18.51 $38,500

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)
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.38 13.29 $14.06 $29,250
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.95 9.20 $16.78 $34,900
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.76 7.29 $19.20 $39,940
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 3.63 $12.45 $25,900
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.99 $18.31 $38,090

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)
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.30 $42,220
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.76 7.29 $19.20 $39,940
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.72 $18.51 $38,500
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.99 $18.31 $38,090
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.35 $36,090


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018