Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-9064 Watch Repairers

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.


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)
2,130 10.4 % $19.01 $39,530 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $12.21 $17.20 $24.44 $30.00
Annual Wage (2) $21,340 $25,400 $35,770 $50,840 $62,410


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)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,160 0.85 $18.61 $38,710
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 580 0.75 $18.30 $38,060
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 220 0.02 $21.71 $45,160
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $20.90 $43,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 $18.17 $37,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,160 0.85 $18.61 $38,710
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 580 0.75 $18.30 $38,060
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 220 0.02 $21.71 $45,160
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $20.90 $43,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 $18.17 $37,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 220 0.02 $21.71 $45,160
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $20.90 $43,480
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,160 0.85 $18.61 $38,710
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 580 0.75 $18.30 $38,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $18.17 $37,800


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 310 0.02 1.23 $17.24 $35,860
New Jersey 230 0.06 3.79 $24.28 $50,500
Florida 190 0.02 1.49 $17.31 $36,000
New York 190 0.02 1.35 $16.58 $34,490
Texas 180 0.01 0.99 $22.01 $45,780




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)
New Jersey 230 0.06 3.79 $24.28 $50,500
New York 190 0.02 1.35 $16.58 $34,490
Florida 190 0.02 1.49 $17.31 $36,000
Colorado 60 0.02 1.55 $19.36 $40,260
California 310 0.02 1.23 $17.24 $35,860




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 230 0.06 3.79 $24.28 $50,500
Michigan (8) (8) (8) $23.15 $48,150
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $22.18 $46,140
Ohio (8) (8) (8) $22.15 $46,060
Texas 180 0.01 0.99 $22.01 $45,780



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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 280 0.04 2.81 $22.24 $46,260


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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 2.81 $22.24 $46,260


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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)
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $26.91 $55,970
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.82 $53,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.04 2.81 $22.24 $46,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.51 $30,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $14.44 $30,040


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