Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Include workers who perform customized van conversions. Exclude "Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation vehicles.

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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)
12,490 2.9 % $13.72 $28,530 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.64 $10.44 $13.02 $16.32 $20.07
Annual Wage (2) $17,960 $21,720 $27,080 $33,940 $41,750

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
Other motor vehicle dealers 8,110 $13.73 $28,560 1 5
Automotive repair and maintenance 870 $13.50 $28,080 2 8
Automobile dealers 570 $16.81 $34,960 3 1
Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores 400 $12.96 $26,950 4 10
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 350 $12.60 $26,200 5 12

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Automobile dealers 570 $16.81 $34,960 3 1
Other transportation equipment manufacturing (6) $14.58 $30,320 (6) 2
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing (6) $14.54 $30,250 (6) 3
Household goods repair and maintenance (6) $14.46 $30,090 (6) 4
Other motor vehicle dealers 8,110 $13.73 $28,560 1 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
Oregon 670 $15.37 $31,980 0.043% 350
North Dakota 90 $12.21 $25,390 0.029% 318
Idaho 160 $13.89 $28,900 0.028% 294
Arizona 570 $14.89 $30,970 0.025% 325
Washington 590 $16.02 $33,320 0.023% 418

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Colorado 240 $16.80 $34,940 0.011% 317
Washington 590 $16.02 $33,320 0.023% 418
Nevada 210 $15.82 $32,900 0.020% 336
Oregon 670 $15.37 $31,980 0.043% 350
Massachusetts 120 $15.28 $31,780 0.004% 442

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
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 270 $14.93 $31,050 0.195%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA 180 $15.15 $31,510 0.157%
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA 30 $13.98 $29,080 0.064%
Joplin, MO MSA 40 $11.93 $24,810 0.054%
Bangor, ME MSA 30 $15.52 $32,280 0.053%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Spokane, WA MSA (6) $21.79 $45,320 (6)
Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA 70 $18.33 $38,120 0.012%
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA 30 $18.29 $38,040 0.006%
Denver, CO PMSA 100 $18.17 $37,790 0.009%
San Diego, CA MSA 140 $17.96 $37,350 0.011%

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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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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