Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
8,240 7.2 % $18.77 $39,040 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.63 $13.47 $17.56 $22.92 $28.52
Annual Wage (2) $22,110 $28,020 $36,530 $47,660 $59,310


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 6,170 1.15 $18.72 $38,930
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,130 1.47 $17.10 $35,570
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 400 0.14 $18.58 $38,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $25.75 $53,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 70 0.01 $16.39 $34,080

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 1,130 1.47 $17.10 $35,570
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 6,170 1.15 $18.72 $38,930
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 400 0.14 $18.58 $38,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $25.75 $53,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 70 0.01 $16.39 $34,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) $33.50 $69,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $25.75 $53,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $23.79 $49,490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 6,170 1.15 $18.72 $38,930
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 400 0.14 $18.58 $38,650


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 850 0.07 1.23 $17.68 $36,770
Pennsylvania 770 0.13 2.31 $19.50 $40,560
Illinois 540 0.09 1.58 (8) (8)
New York 510 0.05 0.95 $19.39 $40,340
California 500 0.03 0.52 $20.10 $41,810




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)
Pennsylvania 770 0.13 2.31 $19.50 $40,560
Missouri 360 0.13 2.22 $19.05 $39,630
Wisconsin 260 0.09 1.57 $16.64 $34,600
Illinois 540 0.09 1.58 (8) (8)
Washington 260 0.08 1.40 $20.21 $42,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $25.75 $53,550
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $21.56 $44,850
New Jersey 250 0.06 1.10 $21.41 $44,530
Maryland 200 0.07 1.30 $20.75 $43,150
Minnesota 80 0.03 0.50 $20.28 $42,190



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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)
Pittsburgh, PA 490 0.44 7.55 $18.92 $39,350
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.25 4.26 $20.74 $43,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.56 $19.29 $40,120
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 1.97 $21.38 $44,470
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 100 0.11 1.93 $19.71 $40,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.33 $18.56 $38,600
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.06 1.08 $18.89 $39,290
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 60 0.09 1.58 $20.99 $43,650
Tucson, AZ 60 0.16 2.68 $15.54 $32,320
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 1.00 $15.78 $32,820


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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)
Pittsburgh, PA 490 0.44 7.55 $18.92 $39,350
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.25 4.26 $20.74 $43,140
Cedar Rapids, IA 30 0.23 3.96 $15.96 $33,190
Tucson, AZ 60 0.16 2.68 $15.54 $32,320
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 1.97 $21.38 $44,470
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 100 0.11 1.93 $19.71 $40,990
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 60 0.09 1.58 $20.99 $43,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.33 $18.56 $38,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 1.00 $15.78 $32,820
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.06 1.08 $18.89 $39,290


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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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.76 $49,420
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $22.68 $47,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.44 $46,680
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.03 $45,810
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 1.97 $21.38 $44,470
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 60 0.09 1.58 $20.99 $43,650
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $20.85 $43,360
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 140 0.25 4.26 $20.74 $43,140
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 100 0.11 1.93 $19.71 $40,990
Amarillo, TX (8) (8) (8) $19.70 $40,980


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