Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

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)
24,670 4.2 % $19.39 $40,330 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.88 $13.96 $18.55 $23.97 $28.87
Annual Wage (2) $22,630 $29,040 $38,590 $49,860 $60,050

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 5,380 $20.79 $43,240
General medical and surgical hospitals 5,320 $20.35 $42,340
Electronic equipment repair and maintenance 4,770 $20.07 $41,740
Health and personal care stores 1,650 $16.24 $33,780
Consumer goods rental 1,360 $14.50 $30,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 230 $23.32 $48,510
Druggists' goods merchant wholesalers (7) $23.32 $48,510
Office administrative services 180 $22.93 $47,700
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 350 $22.47 $46,740
Electronic markets and agents and brokers 490 $22.19 $46,160

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
Colorado 770 $20.25 $42,130 0.036%
Utah 370 $18.57 $38,630 0.034%
Minnesota 810 $21.64 $45,010 0.031%
Indiana 830 $17.97 $37,390 0.029%
Iowa 400 $21.14 $43,970 0.028%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Arizona 100 $24.90 $51,780 0.004%
Montana 110 $24.63 $51,230 0.027%
California 2,880 $22.61 $47,030 0.020%
Massachusetts 620 $22.35 $46,490 0.020%
Washington 470 $21.87 $45,480 0.018%

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
Redding, CA MSA 50 $17.41 $36,220 0.077%
Des Moines, IA MSA 220 $23.98 $49,880 0.075%
Indianapolis, IN MSA 510 $17.12 $35,610 0.058%
Roanoke, VA MSA 70 $17.62 $36,650 0.052%
Jackson, TN MSA 30 $12.31 $25,590 0.051%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oakland, CA PMSA 40 $27.01 $56,170 0.004%
Toledo, OH MSA 40 $25.47 $52,980 0.013%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 180 $24.85 $51,690 0.015%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 100 $23.99 $49,900 0.014%
Des Moines, IA MSA 220 $23.98 $49,880 0.075%

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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