Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

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)
42,180 2.7 % $23.01 $47,860 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.10 $16.73 $22.71 $29.01 $33.71
Annual Wage (2) $27,240 $34,790 $47,240 $60,340 $70,110


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
Natural Gas Distribution 8,220 $25.24 $52,500
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,180 $27.82 $57,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,960 $20.79 $43,250
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,210 $18.88 $39,280
Utility System Construction 2,110 $18.54 $38,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Employment Services (8) $28.51 $59,310
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,180 $27.82 $57,870
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 100 $26.94 $56,030
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 $26.38 $54,860
Warehousing and Storage 40 $25.58 $53,200


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
Alabama 2,330 $18.00 $37,450 1.248
Oklahoma 1,260 $19.73 $41,030 0.824
West Virginia 510 $20.96 $43,590 0.727
South Dakota 240 $24.52 $50,990 0.605
Texas 5,610 $19.83 $41,240 0.545

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 3,340 $28.61 $59,510 0.394
Hawaii 80 $28.26 $58,770 0.135
Delaware 120 $28.20 $58,650 0.290
Illinois 630 $27.68 $57,580 0.110
Alaska 40 $27.05 $56,260 0.126


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
Mobile, AL 630 $17.81 $37,040 3.637
Anniston-Oxford, AL 160 $21.27 $44,250 3.361
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 $12.74 $26,500 2.575
Tuscaloosa, AL 230 $24.09 $50,100 2.547
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 330 $24.26 $50,470 1.669

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 320 $34.89 $72,560 0.086
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 90 $33.62 $69,920 0.856
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 310 $32.15 $66,870 0.255
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 $31.38 $65,260 0.093
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 80 $31.11 $64,710 0.335


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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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