Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
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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)
148,890 1.7 % $11.25 $23,400 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.83 $8.07 $10.21 $13.38 $17.55
Annual Wage (2) $14,200 $16,780 $21,240 $27,830 $36,500

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
Automotive repair and maintenance 20,010 $8.43 $17,530 1 208
Building equipment contractors 18,000 $11.80 $24,530 2 115
Automobile dealers 13,750 $9.43 $19,610 3 189
Local government (OES designation) 11,140 $13.97 $29,060 4 46
Employment services 4,050 $9.41 $19,580 5 190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other transportation equipment manufacturing (6) $21.67 $45,060 (6) 1
Basic chemical manufacturing 180 $18.58 $38,640 107 2
Satellite telecommunications 40 $18.29 $38,040 176 3
Coal mining 190 $18.07 $37,580 102 4
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. 220 $17.84 $37,110 91 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
New Mexico 1,730 $9.36 $19,470 0.236% 517
Wyoming 480 $11.15 $23,200 0.199% 360
Oklahoma 2,600 $10.31 $21,450 0.183% 555
Alabama 3,150 $10.99 $22,860 0.173% 528
Louisiana 3,170 $9.85 $20,500 0.172% 573

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 400 $15.16 $31,530 0.137% 348
Massachusetts 1,800 $13.84 $28,780 0.057% 544
New York 7,410 $13.11 $27,260 0.090% 570
Illinois 5,400 $13.08 $27,210 0.094% 551
Colorado 1,940 $12.89 $26,800 0.092% 529

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
Grand Junction, CO MSA 240 $16.65 $34,630 0.452%
Greenville, NC MSA 240 $8.21 $17,080 0.374%
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 170 $11.49 $23,900 0.315%
Corpus Christi, TX MSA 470 $9.41 $19,570 0.299%
Houma, LA MSA 240 $9.58 $19,920 0.296%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 550 $18.24 $37,930 0.280%
Grand Junction, CO MSA 240 $16.65 $34,630 0.452%
Charleston, WV MSA 80 $16.02 $33,330 0.063%
Colorado Springs, CO MSA 320 $15.97 $33,220 0.138%
Anchorage, AK MSA 130 $15.80 $32,860 0.094%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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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