Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
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)
123,220 1.4 % $12.80 $26,620 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.36 $11.66 $15.08 $19.26
Annual Wage (2) $16,900 $19,460 $24,260 $31,360 $40,060


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)
Building Equipment Contractors 16,710 1.01 $12.36 $25,710
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,870 1.99 $10.60 $22,060
Automobile Dealers 11,290 1.12 $11.14 $23,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,260 0.18 $16.02 $33,310
Utility System Construction 3,470 0.90 $12.99 $27,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 15,870 1.99 $10.60 $22,060
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 3,410 1.98 $12.41 $25,800
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,000 1.47 $11.04 $22,960
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,640 1.25 $10.64 $22,140
Automobile Dealers 11,290 1.12 $11.14 $23,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 60 0.03 $21.61 $44,960
Oil and Gas Extraction 230 0.15 $19.02 $39,560
Coal Mining 280 0.36 $18.93 $39,370
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 70 0.02 $18.19 $37,840
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 170 0.08 $17.71 $36,830


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 12,220 1.21 1.25 $12.43 $25,860
California 11,830 0.85 0.87 $14.18 $29,490
Florida 6,950 0.98 1.01 $10.89 $22,660
New York 6,630 0.79 0.82 $14.46 $30,080
Pennsylvania 6,140 1.12 1.15 $13.40 $27,880




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 4,080 2.23 2.30 $11.90 $24,750
Alabama 3,970 2.20 2.27 $10.50 $21,830
Arkansas 2,110 1.86 1.92 $11.53 $23,990
Alaska 560 1.80 1.86 $17.69 $36,800
Oklahoma 2,620 1.77 1.82 $11.93 $24,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 560 1.80 1.86 $17.69 $36,800
District of Columbia 260 0.41 0.42 $17.15 $35,680
Connecticut 1,100 0.69 0.71 $15.85 $32,980
Hawaii 650 1.14 1.17 $15.60 $32,450
Illinois 3,190 0.58 0.60 $14.68 $30,540

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 3,930 1.03 1.06 $14.87 $30,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,810 0.77 0.79 $15.40 $32,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,630 1.45 1.50 $13.15 $27,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,830 1.29 1.33 $12.09 $25,140
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,370 1.92 1.98 $13.43 $27,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,270 0.99 1.02 $14.94 $31,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.15 1.19 $14.14 $29,410
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,930 0.54 0.56 $14.58 $30,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.77 0.80 $14.03 $29,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.98 1.01 $15.25 $31,720




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)
Lafayette, LA 660 4.68 4.82 $12.38 $25,760
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 410 4.52 4.67 $11.88 $24,720
Fairbanks, AK 120 3.49 3.60 $19.21 $39,960
Mobile, AL 530 3.15 3.25 $10.98 $22,830
Odessa, TX 170 3.04 3.13 $13.93 $28,970
Farmington, NM 140 2.95 3.04 $10.83 $22,530
Columbia, SC 940 2.82 2.91 $10.80 $22,460
Burlington, NC 150 2.79 2.88 $9.83 $20,450
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,270 2.68 2.77 $9.96 $20,710
Greensboro-High Point, NC 860 2.55 2.63 $12.42 $25,830




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)
Fairbanks, AK 120 3.49 3.60 $19.21 $39,960
Jefferson City, MO 50 0.73 0.75 $18.41 $38,290
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 280 0.52 0.54 $18.11 $37,670
Anchorage, AK 220 1.32 1.36 $17.88 $37,200
Valdosta, GA 100 2.10 2.16 $17.40 $36,200
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $17.02 $35,410
Jackson, MI (8) (8) (8) $17.02 $35,390
Ann Arbor, MI 90 0.46 0.47 $16.99 $35,350
Greeley, CO 40