Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
112,080 1.6 % $14.63 $30,430 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.33 $10.97 $13.70 $17.35 $21.82
Annual Wage (2) $19,410 $22,810 $28,490 $36,090 $45,390


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 20,430 0.99 $14.37 $29,880
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 16,140 1.75 $12.63 $26,260
Automobile Dealers 9,140 0.71 $13.03 $27,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,300 0.13 $19.20 $39,940
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,910 1.93 $14.20 $29,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,910 1.93 $14.20 $29,550
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 16,140 1.75 $12.63 $26,260
Metal Ore Mining 520 1.36 $17.43 $36,250
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,000 1.29 $13.17 $27,390
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 40 1.12 $18.83 $39,160

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 300 0.05 $24.23 $50,410
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $22.60 $47,010
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.37 $20.80 $43,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,260 0.32 $19.84 $41,260
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 470 0.33 $19.75 $41,090


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 15,350 1.29 1.64 $14.40 $29,950
California 12,930 0.77 0.99 $15.95 $33,180
Florida 6,440 0.76 0.97 $13.75 $28,600
New York 5,180 0.56 0.72 $17.77 $36,960
Virginia 4,520 1.19 1.52 $13.87 $28,840




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)
Louisiana 3,420 1.80 2.29 $13.28 $27,630
Alabama 2,880 1.50 1.90 $12.40 $25,800
Alaska 470 1.48 1.89 $15.88 $33,020
Delaware 600 1.36 1.73 $13.28 $27,630
New Mexico 1,070 1.33 1.69 $14.35 $29,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 530 0.84 1.07 $18.69 $38,870
Washington 1,620 0.51 0.64 $17.77 $36,960
New York 5,180 0.56 0.72 $17.77 $36,960
North Dakota 510 1.23 1.56 $17.53 $36,460
Colorado 960 0.38 0.48 $16.55 $34,430



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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 4,080 0.61 0.78 $18.08 $37,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,870 1.32 1.68 $15.10 $31,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,350 1.34 1.71 $14.16 $29,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.75 0.96 $16.03 $33,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,770 1.10 1.40 $16.91 $35,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,950 0.74 0.95 $13.74 $28,580
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,710 1.25 1.59 $14.06 $29,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,680 0.85 1.08 $14.67 $30,520
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.45 0.57 $15.79 $32,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,560 1.08 1.38 $14.67 $30,510


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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)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 540 6.48 8.24 $14.21 $29,560
Lake Charles, LA 380 3.39 4.31 $15.76 $32,790
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 180 2.57 3.27 $11.74 $24,420
Gadsden, AL 90 2.46 3.12 $10.58 $22,020
Midland, TX 200 2.30 2.92 $16.12 $33,520
Dothan, AL 130 2.27 2.88 $11.71 $24,350
Fairbanks, AK 80 2.23 2.83 $15.67 $32,590
Longview, TX 190 2.12 2.70 $14.20 $29,540
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 320 1.98 2.52 $12.37 $25,720
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 340 1.94 2.46 $12.57 $26,150