Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Include workers who perform customized van conversions. Exclude "Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation vehicles.

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)
10,860 5.0 % $16.50 $34,320 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.50 $12.88 $15.45 $19.29 $24.34
Annual Wage (2) $21,840 $26,800 $32,150 $40,110 $50,620


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 7,780 $16.40 $34,110
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 960 $18.01 $37,450
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 420 $15.99 $33,260
Automobile Dealers 400 $19.93 $41,460
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores 290 $12.25 $25,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automobile Dealers 400 $19.93 $41,460
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 960 $18.01 $37,450
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 100 $17.42 $36,230
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 290 $17.12 $35,600
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 7,780 $16.40 $34,110


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Idaho 180 $15.28 $31,770 0.293
Montana 120 $16.53 $34,390 0.284
Oregon 440 $17.83 $37,080 0.274
South Dakota 100 $13.23 $27,520 0.255
Indiana 590 $16.19 $33,680 0.213

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Colorado 170 $21.96 $45,680 0.078
Connecticut 40 $19.43 $40,410 0.021
California 1,020 $19.40 $40,350 0.070
Massachusetts (8) $18.81 $39,110 (8)
New Mexico 60 $18.56 $38,610 0.080


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 150 $18.45 $38,370 1.540
Eugene-Springfield, OR 120 $19.09 $39,710 0.811
Ocala, FL 50 $16.82 $34,990 0.572
St. Cloud, MN 50 $18.56 $38,610 0.561
Bellingham, WA 40 $16.53 $34,390 0.529

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Denver-Aurora, CO 80 $24.95 $51,900 0.066
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) $22.93 $47,700 (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 50 $21.92 $45,590 0.013
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 150 $19.53 $40,610 0.155
Albuquerque, NM 60 $19.42 $40,390 0.145


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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