Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9064 Watch Repairers

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.


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)
2,240 10.9 % $18.73 $38,960 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.53 $12.72 $17.87 $23.08 $28.65
Annual Wage (2) $17,750 $26,460 $37,180 $48,000 $59,590


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)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,020 0.76 $19.23 $40,000
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 680 0.99 $17.89 $37,200
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 410 0.15 $18.49 $38,450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $18.59 $38,670

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 680 0.99 $17.89 $37,200
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,020 0.76 $19.23 $40,000
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 410 0.15 $18.49 $38,450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $18.59 $38,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 1,020 0.76 $19.23 $40,000
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $18.59 $38,670
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 410 0.15 $18.49 $38,450
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 680 0.99 $17.89 $37,200


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)
Florida 220 0.03 1.82 $14.68 $30,520
California 150 0.01 0.62 $18.47 $38,420
Ohio 140 0.03 1.59 $17.26 $35,890
Pennsylvania 100 0.02 0.97 $17.52 $36,450
Rhode Island 70 0.16 8.91 $24.01 $49,930




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)
Rhode Island 70 0.16 8.91 $24.01 $49,930
Nevada 60 0.05 3.06 $17.03 $35,420
Connecticut 60 0.04 2.04 $22.73 $47,270
Florida 220 0.03 1.82 $14.68 $30,520
Ohio 140 0.03 1.59 $17.26 $35,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $33.21 $69,080
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $24.22 $50,390
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $24.01 $49,950
Rhode Island 70 0.16 8.91 $24.01 $49,930
Connecticut 60 0.04 2.04 $22.73 $47,270

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 400 0.08 4.54 $19.20 $39,940
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 7.26 $23.87 $49,650
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 60 0.08 4.26 $17.03 $35,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 1.59 (8) (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 7.43 $23.21 $48,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 1.19 $19.29 $40,130
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.50 $17.18 $35,740




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 7.43 $23.21 $48,270
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 7.26 $23.87 $49,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 4.54 $19.20 $39,940
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 60 0.08 4.26 $17.03 $35,420
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.50 $17.18 $35,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 1.59 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 1.19 $19.29 $40,130




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 7.26 $23.87 $49,650
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 7.43 $23.21 $48,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 1.19 $19.29 $40,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 4.54 $19.20 $39,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.84 $39,180
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 2.50 $17.18 $35,740
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 60 0.08 4.26 $17.03 $35,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.61 $34,550
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.24 $29,630


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.

(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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