Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.


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)
105,040 1.7 % $15.09 $31,390 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $11.43 $14.16 $17.80 $22.42
Annual Wage (2) $19,940 $23,780 $29,450 $37,030 $46,630


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)
Building Equipment Contractors 21,640 1.01 $14.70 $30,580
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,410 1.66 $13.01 $27,070
Automobile Dealers 8,030 0.62 $13.66 $28,410
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,420 0.12 $19.39 $40,320
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,230 1.56 $14.78 $30,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,410 1.66 $13.01 $27,070
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,230 1.56 $14.78 $30,740
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,010 1.29 $13.55 $28,180
Building Equipment Contractors 21,640 1.01 $14.70 $30,580
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 980 0.96 $14.33 $29,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 390 0.06 $24.37 $50,680
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 210 0.41 $23.37 $48,620
Coal Mining 100 0.19 $22.66 $47,120
Natural Gas Distribution 380 0.35 $21.70 $45,150
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,270 0.32 $21.26 $44,220


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 15,020 1.24 1.71 $15.00 $31,190
California 11,160 0.66 0.90 $16.21 $33,720
Florida 6,500 0.75 1.04 $13.79 $28,680
New York 5,080 0.54 0.75 $18.35 $38,170
Virginia 4,890 1.28 1.76 $14.22 $29,570




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)
Delaware 800 1.78 2.45 $13.47 $28,020
Louisiana 3,140 1.64 2.26 $13.89 $28,880
Maryland 3,930 1.46 2.02 $15.84 $32,940
Virginia 4,890 1.28 1.76 $14.22 $29,570
Alabama 2,490 1.28 1.77 $13.06 $27,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 220 0.31 0.42 $25.97 $54,010
Hawaii 450 0.70 0.97 $19.40 $40,360
Washington 1,410 0.43 0.59 $18.46 $38,410
New York 5,080 0.54 0.75 $18.35 $38,170
North Dakota 320 0.76 1.04 $17.55 $36,500





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 5,200 0.55 0.75 $17.70 $36,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,230 1.42 1.96 $15.07 $31,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,050 1.14 1.57 $15.76 $32,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,850 0.63 0.87 $16.34 $33,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,830 1.22 1.68 $16.51 $34,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,510 0.88 1.22 $15.04 $31,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,050 0.79 1.09 $14.05 $29,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,910 1.39 1.91 $15.09 $31,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,820 0.68 0.94 $13.56 $28,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,820 0.89 1.22 $15.88 $33,020