Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.


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)
47,700 2.6 % $27.72 $57,660 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.29 $19.54 $26.85 $35.28 $43.08
Annual Wage (2) $31,800 $40,640 $55,850 $73,380 $89,600


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)
Natural Gas Distribution 10,110 8.99 $31.27 $65,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,310 2.13 $36.23 $75,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,470 0.12 $24.76 $51,490
Building Equipment Contractors 2,230 0.11 $22.31 $46,410
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,520 5.24 $29.99 $62,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 10,110 8.99 $31.27 $65,040
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,520 5.24 $29.99 $62,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,310 2.13 $36.23 $75,370
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,030 2.05 $25.20 $52,410
Direct Selling Establishments 850 0.64 $19.46 $40,470

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 8,310 2.13 $36.23 $75,370
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $34.71 $72,200
Other Pipeline Transportation (8) (8) $32.93 $68,500
Oil and Gas Extraction 510 0.38 $31.68 $65,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 630 0.03 $31.27 $65,040


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 9,450 0.79 2.38 $21.74 $45,210
New York 4,330 0.47 1.41 $36.37 $75,650
California 3,340 0.20 0.60 $32.32 $67,220
Michigan 1,760 0.41 1.23 $30.59 $63,630
Ohio 1,610 0.30 0.90 $28.87 $60,050




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 460 1.70 5.07 $32.47 $67,530
New Mexico 660 0.82 2.45 $31.87 $66,290
Texas 9,450 0.79 2.38 $21.74 $45,210
South Dakota 270 0.64 1.92 $34.45 $71,660
Oklahoma 980 0.62 1.86 $27.02 $56,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 150 0.36 1.08 $36.61 $76,140
New York 4,330 0.47 1.41 $36.37 $75,650
Connecticut 550 0.33 1.00 $35.12 $73,050
Wisconsin 480 0.17 0.51 $34.63 $72,020
South Dakota 270 0.64 1.92 $34.45 $71,660



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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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,870 0.98 2.93 $22.87 $47,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.32 0.95 $35.75 $74,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,130 0.43 1.28 $22.71 $47,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.42 1.26 $19.08 $39,690
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 820 0.60 1.80 $25.13 $52,270
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.79 2.37 $19.59 $40,740
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 740 0.51 1.54 $31.93 $66,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.20 0.61 $30.91 $64,290
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 740 0.62 1.86 $24.03 $49,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 700 0.28 0.83 $32.32 $67,230


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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)
New Bern, NC 170 3.89 11.63 $28.67 $59,640
Victoria, TX 100 2.59 7.74 $25.47 $52,970
Farmington, NM 120 2.53 7.57 $27.52 $57,250
Longview, TX 210 2.38 7.11 $26.64 $55,410
Odessa, TX 140 2.06 6.16 $25.73 $53,510
Midland, TX 170 1.97 5.89 $20.87 $43,410
Wichita Falls, TX 70 1.31 3.93 $18.07 $37,590
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 330 1.31 3.92 $26.72 $55,580
Mobile, AL 200 1.16 3.46 $21.33 $44,360
Wilmington, NC 140 1.15 3.43 $19.19 $39,910


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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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.20 $39.62 $82,420
Syracuse, NY 290 0.96 2.85 $39.32 $81,780
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 500 0.38 1.15 $38.26 $79,580
Elmira, NY (8) (8) (8) $38.24 $79,550
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 0.37 $37.97 $78,970
Utica-Rome, NY 50 0.40 1.21 $37.53 $78,060
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 0.75 2.25 $37.29 $77,560
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 400 0.89 2.66 $37.25 $77,480
New Haven, CT 200 0.72 2.16 $37.24 $77,450
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.14 0.42 $37.14 $77,240

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 Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 620 3.23 9.67 $24.27 $50,490
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 400 1.50 4.48 $23.11 $48,080
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 380 2.99 8.94 $34.40 $71,550
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 150 2.52 7.52 $36.80 $76,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.82 2.46 $30.06 $62,520

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)
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 120 3.39 10.12 $32.71 $68,040
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 620 3.23 9.67 $24.27 $50,490
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 380 2.99 8.94 $34.40 $71,550
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 150 2.52 7.52 $36.80 $76,540
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.75 5.24 $27.61 $57,420

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.66 $80,410
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.90 $38.62 $80,320
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.99 $38.56 $80,210
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.54 $80,160
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.10 3.28 $38.07 $79,180


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