Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

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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)
37,840 3.4 % $20.34 $42,310 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.53 $14.68 $20.45 $25.79 $29.69
Annual Wage (2) $23,990 $30,540 $42,540 $53,630 $61,750

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
Power generation and supply 8,860 $24.95 $51,890 1 2
Natural gas distribution 7,980 $23.08 $48,010 2 8
Local government (OES designation) 5,190 $17.54 $36,480 3 20
Building equipment contractors 2,350 $14.77 $30,710 4 27
Water, sewage and other systems 1,210 $15.95 $33,170 5 22

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 600 $24.97 $51,950 11 1
Power generation and supply 8,860 $24.95 $51,890 1 2
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing (6) $24.84 $51,670 (6) 3
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills (6) $24.80 $51,590 (6) 4
Pipeline transportation of crude oil 180 $24.66 $51,290 20 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
Oklahoma 1,120 $18.72 $38,930 0.079% 214
New Mexico 510 $17.10 $35,570 0.069% 247
Utah 670 $18.52 $38,530 0.064% 243
Texas 4,920 $16.58 $34,480 0.053% 339
New York 4,050 $26.17 $54,440 0.049% 208

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Illinois 650 $28.12 $58,490 0.011% 101
New York 4,050 $26.17 $54,440 0.049% 208
California 4,110 $24.77 $51,520 0.028% 252
Alaska 140 $24.28 $50,500 0.048% 163
Connecticut 530 $24.03 $49,990 0.032% 203

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
Odessa-Midland, TX MSA 130 $13.67 $28,440 0.127%
Longview-Marshall, TX MSA 110 $17.55 $36,500 0.121%
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR MSA 60 $16.88 $35,120 0.119%
Brazoria, TX PMSA 80 $19.17 $39,880 0.106%
Rapid City, SD MSA 50 $18.85 $39,210 0.104%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Newburgh, NY-PA PMSA (6) $29.97 $62,340 (6)
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 100 $28.30 $58,860 0.102%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 330 $27.21 $56,590 0.062%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 100 $27.19 $56,560 0.053%
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 100 $26.33 $54,770 0.044%

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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