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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes "Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.


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)
8,020 7.2 % $19.11 $39,750 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.34 $13.82 $17.62 $23.40 $28.92
Annual Wage (2) $23,590 $28,750 $36,650 $48,670 $60,140


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)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,890 1.21 $18.77 $39,050
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,000 1.25 $17.28 $35,930
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 510 0.17 $20.54 $42,720
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 210 0.01 $16.42 $34,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $27.95 $58,140

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 1,000 1.25 $17.28 $35,930
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,890 1.21 $18.77 $39,050
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 510 0.17 $20.54 $42,720
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $32.20 $66,970
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 $37.97 $78,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 $37.97 $78,970
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $32.20 $66,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $27.95 $58,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $26.21 $54,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 510 0.17 $20.54 $42,720


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 930 0.05 0.98 $19.67 $40,910
Pennsylvania 620 0.10 1.92 $20.39 $42,400
New York 590 0.06 1.13 $20.13 $41,870
Texas 580 0.05 0.85 $20.03 $41,670
Washington 420 0.13 2.30 $22.26 $46,300




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)
Washington 420 0.13 2.30 $22.26 $46,300
Pennsylvania 620 0.10 1.92 $20.39 $42,400
Oklahoma 160 0.10 1.86 $18.63 $38,750
Wisconsin 270 0.09 1.70 $17.14 $35,650
Kentucky 170 0.09 1.65 $16.88 $35,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $40.87 $85,010
Washington 420 0.13 2.30 $22.26 $46,300
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $21.79 $45,330
Maryland 210 0.08 1.45 $21.02 $43,710
New Jersey 290 0.07 1.32 $20.55 $42,750





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 550 0.06 1.04 $20.74 $43,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.06 1.18 $19.45 $40,450
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.06 1.19 $18.91 $39,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 200 0.07 1.30 $25.02 $52,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.07 1.32 $19.26 $40,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.04 0.78 $19.52 $40,590
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 80 0.08 1.42 $22.37 $46,530
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.01 $17.45 $36,290
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.05 0.93 $16.26 $33,810
Knoxville, TN 50 0.13 2.43 $14.61 $30,400




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)
Knoxville, TN 50 0.13 2.43 $14.61 $30,400
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 80 0.08 1.42 $22.37 $46,530
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.08 1.55 $26.09 $54,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 200 0.07 1.32 $19.26 $40,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 200 0.07 1.30 $25.02 $52,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 550 0.06 1.04 $20.74 $43,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.06 1.18 $19.45 $40,450
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.01 $17.45 $36,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 300 0.06 1.19 $18.91 $39,340
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.05 0.93 $16.26 $33,810




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 (8) (8) (8) $26.98 $56,110
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.08 1.55 $26.09 $54,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 200 0.07 1.30 $25.02 $52,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.03 0.62 $23.43 $48,730
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $23.14 $48,140
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 80 0.08 1.42 $22.37 $46,530
Champaign-Urbana, IL (8) (8) (8) $21.54 $44,800
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $21.10 $43,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 550 0.06 1.04 $20.74 $43,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $20.33 $42,280

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.17 $17.82 $37,070

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.17 $17.82 $37,070

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 3.17 $17.82 $37,070


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020