Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties, such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

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)
135,880 1.4 % $12.62 $26,260 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.85 $9.24 $11.61 $14.97 $19.02
Annual Wage (2) $16,320 $19,210 $24,150 $31,150 $39,570


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
Building Equipment Contractors 19,420 $12.33 $25,650
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 16,910 $10.36 $21,550
Automobile Dealers 12,910 $11.10 $23,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,260 $16.10 $33,480
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,880 $12.20 $25,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 80 $19.91 $41,420
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 170 $18.70 $38,890
Coal Mining 260 $17.91 $37,260
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 80 $17.67 $36,750
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 $17.60 $36,600


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
Louisiana 4,430 $11.57 $24,060 2.368
Arkansas 2,460 $11.17 $23,240 2.142
Alabama 3,880 $10.25 $21,320 2.082
South Carolina 3,510 $10.88 $22,640 1.949
Alaska 590 $17.74 $36,900 1.903

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 590 $17.74 $36,900 1.903
District of Columbia 280 $16.52 $34,360 0.442
Connecticut 1,480 $15.59 $32,430 0.897
Hawaii 690 $15.57 $32,380 1.166
Illinois 3,490 $14.97 $31,140 0.613


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
Lafayette, LA 690 $11.93 $24,800 4.700
San Angelo, TX 170 $10.63 $22,100 3.981
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 350 $11.37 $23,650 3.753
Farmington, NM 190 $11.44 $23,800 3.748
Fairbanks, AK 130 $18.05 $37,550 3.548

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 180 $24.49 $50,940 3.379
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 50 $21.09 $43,870 1.278
Owensboro, KY 50 $18.53 $38,530 1.024
Barnstable Town, MA 50 $18.25 $37,960 0.558
Fairbanks, AK 130 $18.05 $37,550 3.548


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.


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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