Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.

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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)
28,720 5.4 % $16.36 $34,030 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.32 $11.82 $15.49 $19.99 $25.34
Annual Wage (2) $19,390 $24,590 $32,210 $41,570 $52,700

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Commercial machinery repair and maintenance 7,670 $14.62 $30,420 1 60
Building equipment contractors 2,010 $20.15 $41,900 2 14
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 1,230 $16.33 $33,970 3 43
Electrical equipment manufacturing 1,000 $16.37 $34,060 4 41
Automotive repair and maintenance 920 $11.53 $23,990 5 80

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Pipeline transportation of crude oil 90 $40.53 $84,290 48 1
Semiconductor and electronic component mfg. 130 $30.02 $62,440 36 2
Power generation and supply 350 $27.16 $56,480 13 3
Other pipeline transportation 40 $24.77 $51,520 68 4
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 740 $24.12 $50,180 6 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
West Virginia 440 $14.17 $29,480 0.065% 315
South Carolina 870 $12.38 $25,760 0.050% 426
Idaho 230 $21.13 $43,950 0.041% 120
Alabama 750 $15.35 $31,930 0.041% 296
Maine 230 $17.15 $35,670 0.039% 228

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 80 $30.20 $62,810 0.028% 57
Montana 100 $21.55 $44,820 0.026% 106
Idaho 230 $21.13 $43,950 0.041% 120
Minnesota 730 $20.69 $43,030 0.028% 240
Wisconsin 720 $20.37 $42,380 0.027% 218

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Cedar Rapids, IA MSA 110 $15.39 $32,010 0.095%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 260 $20.76 $43,170 0.089%
Lynchburg, VA MSA 80 $12.18 $25,340 0.086%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 120 $16.28 $33,870 0.079%
Green Bay, WI MSA 110 $17.36 $36,100 0.078%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 40 $37.36 $77,700 0.029%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 410 $24.37 $50,700 0.024%
Chicago, IL PMSA 370 $21.25 $44,190 0.009%
Gary, IN PMSA 150 $21.14 $43,980 0.061%
Fort Wayne, IN MSA 50 $20.95 $43,580 0.019%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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