Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
7,980 6.9 % $18.12 $37,690 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.89 $12.66 $16.83 $22.00 $28.53
Annual Wage (2) $20,570 $26,340 $35,010 $45,750 $59,350


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 5,970 1.06 $18.16 $37,770
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,190 1.56 $16.02 $33,320
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 340 0.12 $19.84 $41,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $24.30 $50,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 0.00 $22.80 $47,420

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 1,190 1.56 $16.02 $33,320
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,970 1.06 $18.16 $37,770
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 340 0.12 $19.84 $41,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $24.30 $50,540
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 30 0.01 $15.98 $33,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $24.30 $50,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $22.80 $47,420
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 340 0.12 $19.84 $41,270
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,970 1.06 $18.16 $37,770
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,190 1.56 $16.02 $33,320


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 670 0.06 1.00 $17.72 $36,860
Pennsylvania 650 0.11 1.99 $17.60 $36,600
Illinois 610 0.10 1.81 $20.96 $43,600
California 600 0.04 0.66 $20.54 $42,730
New York 580 0.06 1.12 $17.15 $35,670




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 330 0.11 1.90 $19.24 $40,020
Pennsylvania 650 0.11 1.99 $17.60 $36,600
Maryland 250 0.10 1.69 $17.76 $36,940
Illinois 610 0.10 1.81 $20.96 $43,600
Wisconsin 260 0.09 1.65 $18.00 $37,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 610 0.10 1.81 $20.96 $43,600
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $20.56 $42,760
California 600 0.04 0.66 $20.54 $42,730
New Hampshire (8) (8) (8) $19.94 $41,470
Minnesota 120 0.04 0.73 $19.63 $40,830





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.85 $19.85 $41,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.05 0.87 $25.71 $53,470
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 1.76 $17.37 $36,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.76 $16.67 $34,670
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.43 7.57 $20.97 $43,630
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.52 $20.97 $43,620
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.15 $16.69 $34,720
Fort Collins, CO 80 0.56 9.83 $18.50 $38,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.29 $18.11 $37,680
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 70 0.07 1.20 $14.22 $29,570




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)
Fort Collins, CO 80 0.56 9.83 $18.50 $38,480
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.43 7.57 $20.97 $43,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.85 $19.85 $41,290
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 1.76 $17.37 $36,130
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.52 $20.97 $43,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.29 $18.11 $37,680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.07 1.23 $17.90 $37,230
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 70 0.07 1.20 $14.22 $29,570
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.15 $16.69 $34,720
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 0.99 $18.88 $39,280




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.05 0.87 $25.71 $53,470
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $21.45 $44,620
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.43 7.57 $20.97 $43,630
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.52 $20.97 $43,620
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $20.55 $42,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.11 1.85 $19.85 $41,290
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 0.99 $18.88 $39,280
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $38,610
Fort Collins, CO 80 0.56 9.83 $18.50 $38,480
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.49 $38,450


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