Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
40,480 4.0 % $16.12 $33,530 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.94 $11.46 $15.57 $19.79 $23.98
Annual Wage (2) $18,600 $23,840 $32,380 $41,170 $49,880

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electronics and appliance stores 13,980 $15.08 $31,370
Household goods repair and maintenance 9,600 $17.08 $35,530
Natural gas distribution 1,500 $25.18 $52,380
Electric goods merchant wholesalers 1,070 $16.57 $34,460
Warehousing and storage 1,060 $17.10 $35,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Natural gas distribution 1,500 $25.18 $52,380
Power generation and supply 160 $22.92 $47,680
Residential building construction (7) $19.64 $40,850
Insurance carriers 40 $18.14 $37,740
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses 30 $18.06 $37,570

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
Kansas 930 $15.17 $31,550 0.071%
South Dakota 220 $13.64 $28,380 0.059%
Oregon 860 $13.64 $28,380 0.055%
Maine 330 $13.52 $28,120 0.055%
Idaho 310 $15.28 $31,790 0.053%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 990 $21.00 $43,690 0.025%
New Hampshire 120 $19.56 $40,670 0.019%
Colorado 380 $19.53 $40,630 0.018%
Maryland 750 $19.04 $39,610 0.030%
Washington 830 $18.89 $39,280 0.032%

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
Altoona, PA MSA 80 $13.45 $27,980 0.132%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 70 $16.03 $33,330 0.104%
Kankakee, IL PMSA 40 $16.44 $34,200 0.090%
Sioux City, IA-NE MSA 50 $16.57 $34,470 0.081%
Rapid City, SD MSA 40 $10.83 $22,530 0.078%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 30 $27.42 $57,040 0.016%
Oakland, CA PMSA 380 $23.99 $49,900 0.038%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 40 $23.32 $48,510 0.017%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 80 $22.61 $47,030 0.020%
Houston, TX PMSA 640 $22.56 $46,920 0.030%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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