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 0.56 0.58 $16.78 $34,910
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.60 0.62 $16.47 $34,260

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 Texas nonmetropolitan area 500 1.83 1.89 $12.56 $26,120
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 490 4.19 4.32 $10.57 $21,990
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 470 1.24 1.28 $11.18 $23,250
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 460 1.93 1.99 $11.73 $24,390
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.89 2.98 $12.52 $26,050

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 490 4.19 4.32 $10.57 $21,990
Garrett County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 3.67 3.78 $9.22 $19,170
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 180 3.67 3.78 $13.06 $27,160
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 2.99 3.09 $10.83 $22,530
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.89 2.98 $12.52 $26,050

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 1.00 1.03 $19.78 $41,150
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 0.47 $18.58 $38,650
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 210 1.83 1.88 $18.08 $37,610
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.93 0.96 $18.02 $37,470
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 1.83 1.88 $17.70 $36,810


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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