Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Exclude "Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile 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)
4,910 6.5 % $15.39 $32,000 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.20 $10.65 $13.72 $19.64 $24.97
Annual Wage (2) $17,050 $22,150 $28,530 $40,840 $51,940

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores 3,300 $15.57 $32,380
Household goods repair and maintenance 750 $13.44 $27,960
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 110 $16.69 $34,710
Colleges and universities 100 $18.82 $39,140
Misc. durable goods merchant wholesalers 80 $14.68 $30,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (7) $19.43 $40,410
Colleges and universities 100 $18.82 $39,140
Consumer goods rental (7) $16.74 $34,830
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 110 $16.69 $34,710
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores 3,300 $15.57 $32,380

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
Maryland 250 $19.53 $40,620 0.010%
Missouri 220 $13.70 $28,500 0.008%
Michigan 350 $19.08 $39,680 0.008%
West Virginia 50 $13.17 $27,390 0.007%
Pennsylvania 360 $14.83 $30,860 0.007%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maryland 250 $19.53 $40,620 0.010%
Michigan 350 $19.08 $39,680 0.008%
New Hampshire (7) $17.97 $37,370 (7)
New Jersey 90 $17.88 $37,190 0.002%
Indiana 150 $17.74 $36,900 0.005%

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
Ann Arbor, MI PMSA 50 $15.69 $32,640 0.018%
San Antonio, TX 110 $18.23 $37,920 0.015%
Tacoma, WA PMSA 30 $15.23 $31,680 0.012%
Tucson, AZ MSA 40 $11.93 $24,810 0.011%
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 90 $13.85 $28,810 0.010%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Indianapolis, IN MSA (7) $22.75 $47,330 (7)
Baltimore, MD PMSA (7) $20.48 $42,600 (7)
Detroit, MI PMSA 150 $20.24 $42,100 0.008%
Wichita, KS MSA (7) $18.73 $38,960 (7)
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 70 $18.51 $38,490 0.002%

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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