Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.


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)
33,480 3.9 % $19.42 $40,390 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.70 $13.72 $18.06 $23.88 $30.10
Annual Wage (2) $22,260 $28,530 $37,570 $49,670 $62,600


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)
Electronics and Appliance Stores 12,480 2.37 $18.26 $37,990
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 10,590 13.93 $20.15 $41,910
Building Equipment Contractors 910 0.05 $20.54 $42,730
Natural Gas Distribution 850 0.75 $29.36 $61,070
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 840 0.26 $20.86 $43,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 10,590 13.93 $20.15 $41,910
Electronics and Appliance Stores 12,480 2.37 $18.26 $37,990
Natural Gas Distribution 850 0.75 $29.36 $61,070
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 440 0.42 $16.70 $34,740
Consumer Goods Rental 670 0.42 $16.93 $35,210

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) $32.13 $66,840
Natural Gas Distribution 850 0.75 $29.36 $61,070
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 430 0.27 $25.82 $53,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 130 (7) $23.34 $48,550
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 230 0.04 $21.78 $45,310


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)
New York 3,340 0.37 1.54 $18.61 $38,700
California 2,980 0.19 0.78 $21.72 $45,170
Florida 2,680 0.33 1.37 $17.85 $37,130
Illinois 2,120 0.36 1.51 $25.61 $53,270
Texas 2,110 0.18 0.75 $19.06 $39,630




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 400 0.60 2.51 $16.66 $34,650
Iowa 720 0.47 1.96 $16.92 $35,200
North Dakota 170 0.40 1.68 $19.47 $40,490
Nebraska 380 0.39 1.63 $15.66 $32,570
South Dakota 150 0.37 1.53 $15.65 $32,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,280 0.32 1.36 $27.32 $56,840
Illinois 2,120 0.36 1.51 $25.61 $53,270
Alaska 50 0.14 0.60 $24.40 $50,750
Minnesota 560 0.20 0.83 $23.47 $48,820
Hawaii 90 0.14 0.60 $22.91 $47,640





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.34 1.41 $21.71 $45,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.35 1.47 $26.99 $56,140
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 880 0.69 2.87 $16.16 $33,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.45 1.89 $18.90 $39,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.14 0.57 $24.27 $50,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 510 0.45 1.90 $17.03 $35,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 510 0.40 1.69 $21.71 $45,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.37 1.57 $23.29 $48,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 480 0.16 0.68 $20.48 $42,600
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.41 1.73 $22.27 $46,320




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)
Iowa City, IA 90 0.94 3.96 $15.02 $31,230
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 0.93 3.89 $14.03 $29,190
Canton-Massillon, OH 150 0.89 3.74 $13.58 $28,250
Punta Gorda, FL 40 0.84 3.51 $15.51 $32,260
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 0.79 3.31 (8) (8)
Fresno, CA 260 0.75 3.15 (8) (8)
St. George, UT 40 0.74 3.09 $14.26 $29,670
Harrisonburg, VA 40 0.71 2.99 (8) (8)
Port St. Lucie, FL 90 0.69 2.89 $18.42 $38,320
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 880 0.69 2.87 $16.16 $33,620




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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.16 0.66 $27.51 $57,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.35 1.47 $26.99 $56,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 0.70 $26.07 $54,230
New Haven, CT 40 0.14 0.59 $25.72 $53,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.14 0.57 $24.27 $50,470
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 160 0.12 0.49 $24.21 $50,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.08 0.32 $23.72 $49,340
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $23.42 $48,720
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.19 0.79 $23.34 $48,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 0.37 1.57 $23.29 $48,450

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 140 0.42 1.75 $16.84 $35,040
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 1.84 $14.03 $29,190
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.30 1.25 $13.57 $28,220
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 2.49 $16.06 $33,410
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.27 1.13 $15.55 $32,350

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 70 1.52 6.38 $16.78 $34,890
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 2.85 $17.90 $37,230
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 2.49 $16.06 $33,410
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.08 $13.04 $27,120
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 2.09 $14.68 $30,530

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)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.15 $44,000
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.76 $43,180
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.32 $40,190
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 2.05 $19.07 $39,660
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.04 $39,610


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