Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other

All precision instrument and equipment repairers not listed separately.


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)
12,640 3.8 % $24.66 $51,290 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.33 $18.78 $24.48 $29.85 $35.09
Annual Wage (2) $31,890 $39,050 $50,910 $62,080 $72,980


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,420 0.12 $26.89 $55,920
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,960 1.97 $22.06 $45,880
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,430 0.24 $21.31 $44,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 590 0.06 $29.79 $61,960
Building Equipment Contractors 540 0.03 $18.67 $38,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,960 1.97 $22.06 $45,880
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,430 0.24 $21.31 $44,320
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 310 0.18 $23.79 $49,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,420 0.12 $26.89 $55,920
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 150 0.11 $24.38 $50,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $30.88 $64,230
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $30.23 $62,880
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $30.18 $62,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 590 0.06 $29.79 $61,960
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $29.48 $61,310


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)
California 1,790 0.13 1.29 $26.52 $55,160
Texas 1,280 0.13 1.27 $23.56 $49,010
Louisiana 760 0.42 4.17 $19.10 $39,720
Washington 550 0.20 2.05 $30.12 $62,650
Ohio 530 0.11 1.09 $21.90 $45,550




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)
Louisiana 760 0.42 4.17 $19.10 $39,720
New Hampshire 170 0.29 2.90 $21.93 $45,610
New Mexico 190 0.24 2.45 $25.28 $52,590
Oregon 380 0.24 2.44 $26.24 $54,580
Maine 130 0.23 2.34 $19.40 $40,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.11 1.15 $31.97 $66,500
Connecticut 150 0.10 0.96 $31.12 $64,720
Missouri 140 0.05 0.53 $30.39 $63,220
Washington 550 0.20 2.05 $30.12 $62,650
Colorado 100 0.05 0.48 $28.21 $58,680

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.16 1.59 $29.89 $62,170
Baton Rouge, LA 530 1.50 15.09 $18.15 $37,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 390 0.16 1.58 $31.19 $64,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.21 2.14 $23.17 $48,180
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 210 0.22 2.23 $26.06 $54,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 0.36 $26.17 $54,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.10 1.00 $24.20 $50,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.18 $22.00 $45,760
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 1.68 $29.52 $61,400
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 160 0.27 2.67 $29.94 $62,270




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 530 1.50 15.09 $18.15 $37,740
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 110 0.87 8.77 $24.88 $51,750
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.85 8.50 $26.03 $54,150
Abilene, TX 40 0.73 7.29 $27.46 $57,130
Las Cruces, NM 40 0.62 6.25 $25.63 $53,300
College Station-Bryan, TX 50 0.58 5.80 $25.63 $53,300
Corpus Christi, TX 100 0.57 5.75 $23.74 $49,380
Bangor, ME 30 0.52 5.26 $22.45 $46,690
Durham, NC 120 0.44 4.40 $29.00 $60,320
Manchester, NH 40 0.38 3.78 $21.68 $45,090




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $37.38 $77,740
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $34.72 $72,210
Anchorage, AK 30 0.18 1.83 $31.40 $65,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 390 0.16 1.58 $31.19 $64,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.19 $31.17 $64,830
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.17 1.66 $30.45 $63,330
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.15 1.53 $30.34 $63,100
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.22 $62,850
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 0.85 $30.16 $62,730
Albuquerque, NM 60 0.17 1.67 $30.13 $62,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 0.68 6.88 $21.61 $44,960
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.94 $24.51 $50,980
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.13 $26.93 $56,020

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 0.68 6.88 $21.61 $44,960
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.13 $26.93 $56,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.94 $24.51 $50,980

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.13 $26.93 $56,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.94 $24.51 $50,980
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 0.68 6.88 $21.61 $44,960
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.67 $40,920


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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