Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.


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)
18,710 5.2 % $18.30 $38,050 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.08 $13.43 $17.26 $22.00 $28.27
Annual Wage (2) $20,970 $27,940 $35,890 $45,750 $58,790


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)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,600 2.52 $17.98 $37,410
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,420 0.78 $18.13 $37,700
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,900 0.31 $20.26 $42,130
Building Equipment Contractors 930 0.06 $17.53 $36,470
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 790 0.07 $13.99 $29,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,600 2.52 $17.98 $37,410
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,420 0.78 $18.13 $37,700
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 250 0.36 $16.46 $34,230
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 350 0.32 $27.95 $58,140
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,900 0.31 $20.26 $42,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 350 0.32 $27.95 $58,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $27.33 $56,840
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 30 0.02 $27.12 $56,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $25.87 $53,820
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 170 0.13 $25.79 $53,640


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 3,640 0.35 2.42 $15.80 $32,860
California 1,230 0.09 0.60 $22.08 $45,930
Florida 1,060 0.15 1.02 $16.50 $34,310
Pennsylvania 860 0.16 1.07 $18.50 $38,470
Tennessee 700 0.27 1.84 $16.18 $33,650




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)
West Virginia 260 0.37 2.52 $16.65 $34,630
Alabama 670 0.37 2.54 $18.71 $38,920
Texas 3,640 0.35 2.42 $15.80 $32,860
Tennessee 700 0.27 1.84 $16.18 $33,650
Kentucky 440 0.25 1.73 $13.64 $28,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.44 $25.89 $53,840
Wyoming 50 0.19 1.30 $23.48 $48,850
Washington 260 0.10 0.66 $23.10 $48,050
Nebraska 180 0.19 1.33 $22.77 $47,350
New York 520 0.06 0.43 $22.68 $47,170





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,510 0.59 4.06 $16.52 $34,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 540 0.64 4.36 $13.97 $29,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.67 $24.93 $51,860
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 360 0.76 5.22 $17.62 $36,650
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.16 1.07 $22.29 $46,370
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 280 0.48 3.27 $17.04 $35,430
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 270 0.28 1.90 $18.84 $39,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 270 0.21 1.43 $22.62 $47,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.12 0.80 $16.21 $33,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.07 0.46 $21.16 $44,020




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)
Williamsport, PA 50 1.04 7.16 $17.17 $35,710
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 360 0.76 5.22 $17.62 $36,650
Dothan, AL 40 0.75 5.16 $16.16 $33,620
Abilene, TX 50 0.72 4.92 $16.61 $34,540
Corpus Christi, TX 120 0.69 4.74 $16.06 $33,400
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 540 0.64 4.36 $13.97 $29,060
Peoria, IL 110 0.63 4.29 $20.20 $42,020
Monroe, LA 50 0.63 4.29 $14.84 $30,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,510 0.59 4.06 $16.52 $34,370
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 80 0.51 3.51 $17.38 $36,150




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)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $30.90 $64,270
Dayton, OH (8) (8) (8) $29.02 $60,360
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.22 $25.13 $52,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.67 $24.93 $51,860
Boise City-Nampa, ID (8) (8) (8) $24.90 $51,800
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 140 0.17 1.19 $24.75 $51,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.21 $24.64 $51,260
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 90 0.16 1.11 $24.15 $50,230
Tulsa, OK 60 0.16 1.07 $23.90 $49,700
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.87 $49,660

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 3.34 $15.18 $31,580
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 2.98 $15.34 $31,900
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.35 2.43 (8) (8)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 4.39 $15.52 $32,280
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 2.90 $17.44 $36,280

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 4.39 $15.52 $32,280
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.49 3.34 $15.18 $31,580
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 2.97 $21.25 $44,210
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 2.93 $15.85 $32,980
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 2.98 $15.34 $31,900

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 2.97 $21.25 $44,210
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.74 $19.78 $41,130
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.37 $40,290
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.92 $39,360
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.89 $39,300


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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