Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes "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
Geographic 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)
5,650 8.3 % $16.75 $34,830 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.95 $11.61 $15.27 $20.48 $27.07
Annual Wage (2) $18,620 $24,150 $31,760 $42,600 $56,300


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 4,120 0.87 $16.28 $33,870
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 720 1.05 $15.76 $32,780
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 360 0.14 $21.46 $44,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $24.38 $50,710
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.02 $17.79 $37,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 720 1.05 $15.76 $32,780
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 4,120 0.87 $16.28 $33,870
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 360 0.14 $21.46 $44,630
Consumer Goods Rental 50 0.03 $19.00 $39,510
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.02 $17.79 $37,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $24.38 $50,710
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 360 0.14 $21.46 $44,630
Consumer Goods Rental 50 0.03 $19.00 $39,510
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.02 $17.79 $37,010
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 4,120 0.87 $16.28 $33,870


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 540 0.05 1.22 $16.86 $35,060
Florida 370 0.05 1.19 $14.58 $30,320
California 340 0.02 0.54 $17.34 $36,060
New York 310 0.04 0.83 $19.18 $39,890
Pennsylvania 300 0.06 1.24 $15.83 $32,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 50 0.13 2.95 $17.04 $35,450
Kansas 140 0.11 2.41 $19.00 $39,520
New Hampshire 50 0.09 2.03 $19.97 $41,530
Indiana 240 0.09 2.00 $15.21 $31,640
Iowa 120 0.08 1.89 $19.71 $41,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine (8) (8) (8) $22.04 $45,840
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $20.08 $41,770
New Hampshire 50 0.09 2.03 $19.97 $41,530
Maryland 120 0.05 1.10 $19.91 $41,420
Iowa 120 0.08 1.89 $19.71 $41,010

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.65 $14.49 $30,140
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 2.00 $28.05 $58,350
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 2.25 $17.55 $36,500
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 1.51 $20.23 $42,090
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.37 $16.58 $34,490
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.06 1.24 $16.25 $33,790
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 3.17 $16.43 $34,180
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 0.17 3.74 $27.36 $56,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 0.17 3.74 $27.36 $56,900
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 3.17 $16.43 $34,180
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 2.25 $17.55 $36,500
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 2.00 $28.05 $58,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 1.51 $20.23 $42,090
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.37 $16.58 $34,490
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.06 1.24 $16.25 $33,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.65 $14.49 $30,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 110 0.09 2.00 $28.05 $58,350
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 0.17 3.74 $27.36 $56,900
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.87 $47,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 1.51 $20.23 $42,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.52 $40,600
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.13 $37,700
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $17.88 $37,180
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 2.25 $17.55 $36,500
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.75 $34,850
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.73 $34,800


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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 17, 2011

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