Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
118,720 1.5 % $14.12 $29,370 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.48 $13.23 $16.82 $21.00
Annual Wage (2) $18,720 $21,800 $27,510 $34,990 $43,680


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 19,350 0.97 $13.83 $28,770
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,970 1.76 $12.43 $25,840
Automobile Dealers 10,150 0.80 $12.66 $26,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,580 0.14 $18.30 $38,060
Utility System Construction 4,370 0.89 $14.38 $29,920

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 4,050 1.99 $13.95 $29,010
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,970 1.76 $12.43 $25,840
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 970 1.28 $12.78 $26,570
Metal Ore Mining 510 1.28 $16.79 $34,930
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 1,730 1.20 $14.43 $30,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.03 $23.37 $48,610
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 250 0.04 $23.11 $48,070
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $20.94 $43,560
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.24 $20.49 $42,610
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 450 0.32 $19.73 $41,030


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 16,970 1.44 1.71 $13.56 $28,200
California 13,530 0.85 1.00 $15.31 $31,840
Florida 5,820 0.71 0.84 $13.21 $27,480
New York 4,970 0.55 0.65 $17.05 $35,460
Pennsylvania 4,700 0.82 0.97 $13.14 $27,320




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 3,940 2.05 2.42 $12.95 $26,940
Alabama 3,540 1.85 2.19 $12.19 $25,350
Mississippi 1,820 1.63 1.92 $13.68 $28,460
Alaska 510 1.58 1.87 $16.21 $33,720
New Mexico 1,240 1.54 1.82 $14.72 $30,620




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 310 0.44 0.52 $19.61 $40,790
Hawaii 650 1.03 1.22 $18.71 $38,920
Washington 1,800 0.59 0.69 $17.34 $36,060
New York 4,970 0.55 0.65 $17.05 $35,460
Nevada 1,020 0.80 0.95 $16.39 $34,100





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,720 1.61 1.90 $13.88 $28,860
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,830 0.58 0.69 $17.36 $36,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,670 1.51 1.79 $14.10 $29,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,330 0.79 0.93 $15.41 $32,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,770 1.11 1.32 $16.27 $33,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,870 0.73 0.86 $12.87 $26,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,780 1.31 1.54 $14.53 $30,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,680 0.87 1.03 $13.08 $27,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.43 0.51 $15.39 $32,010
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,350 1.00 1.18 $13.59 $28,270