Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
32,250 3.9 % $19.61 $40,790 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.14 $14.28 $18.35 $23.95 $29.64
Annual Wage (2) $23,170 $29,710 $38,160 $49,820 $61,660


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 11,200 2.20 $18.66 $38,820
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 11,050 14.30 $20.44 $42,520
Building Equipment Contractors 1,290 0.06 $21.12 $43,930
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 870 0.07 $20.48 $42,600
Natural Gas Distribution 740 0.66 $25.80 $53,660

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 11,050 14.30 $20.44 $42,520
Electronics and Appliance Stores 11,200 2.20 $18.66 $38,820
Natural Gas Distribution 740 0.66 $25.80 $53,660
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 690 0.34 $20.28 $42,190
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 330 0.32 $16.46 $34,240

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) $26.52 $55,160
Natural Gas Distribution 740 0.66 $25.80 $53,660
Facilities Support Services 40 0.03 $23.13 $48,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 150 (7) $23.05 $47,950
Other Support Services 80 0.03 $22.24 $46,250


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)
Florida 2,610 0.31 1.37 $18.30 $38,070
California 2,500 0.15 0.66 $21.60 $44,930
New York 2,200 0.24 1.05 $20.09 $41,780
Illinois 2,100 0.35 1.57 $22.66 $47,140
Texas 1,920 0.16 0.71 $20.17 $41,960




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)
Oregon 790 0.43 1.91 $17.57 $36,550
North Dakota 160 0.39 1.74 $20.17 $41,960
Iowa 600 0.39 1.73 $17.98 $37,400
Idaho 260 0.38 1.67 $16.53 $34,370
New Jersey 1,440 0.36 1.58 $24.06 $50,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.14 0.63 $25.01 $52,030
New Jersey 1,440 0.36 1.58 $24.06 $50,040
Minnesota 360 0.13 0.57 $22.76 $47,350
Illinois 2,100 0.35 1.57 $22.66 $47,140
Maryland 490 0.18 0.81 $21.91 $45,570



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.24 1.05 $21.23 $44,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.38 1.69 $24.85 $51,690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 690 0.60 2.65 $17.53 $36,460
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 680 0.92 4.07 $17.38 $36,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.14 0.62 $21.04 $43,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 610 0.37 1.63 $18.93 $39,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 540 0.40 1.75 $21.20 $44,110
Richmond, VA 450 0.70 3.09 $20.34 $42,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 440 0.36 1.61 $18.15 $37,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 410 0.29 1.26 $24.11 $50,140


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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)
Farmington, NM 50 1.13 4.99 $16.11 $33,500
Iowa City, IA 100 1.09 4.82 $14.82 $30,830
Lancaster, PA 240 0.99 4.37 $20.58 $42,810
Grand Island, NE 40 0.92 4.06 $14.74 $30,670
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 680 0.92 4.07 $17.38 $36,160
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.85 3.74 $15.27 $31,760
Bend-Redmond, OR 60 0.73 3.25 $21.26 $44,220
Richmond, VA 450 0.70 3.09 $20.34 $42,310
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 100 0.66 2.93 $14.75 $30,680
St. George, UT 40 0.64 2.83 $14.13 $29,380


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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 60 0.05 0.24 $28.52 $59,310
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $27.33 $56,840
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.53 2.36 $27.19 $56,560
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $27.18 $56,530
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $26.38 $54,870
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.18 0.82 $25.77 $53,610
Anchorage, AK 30 0.19 0.83 $25.03 $52,070
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $24.98 $51,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.38 1.69 $24.85 $51,690
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 390 0.31 1.38 $24.71 $51,400

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) 110 0.33 1.44 $17.71 $36,840
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 1.77 $15.82 $32,910
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 1.65 $17.94 $37,320
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.19 $13.80 $28,710
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 1.04 $15.78 $32,820

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 60 1.21 5.37 $16.00 $33,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 1.77 $15.82 $32,910
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.37 1.65 $17.94 $37,320
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 1.60 $17.47 $36,330
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.61 $12.36 $25,700

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.46 $52,960
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.54 $46,890
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.60 $44,930
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.32 $44,340
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.51 $42,670


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.

(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 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