Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.


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)
42,450 2.9 % $24.40 $50,740 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.58 $17.49 $23.85 $31.01 $36.12
Annual Wage (2) $28,250 $36,380 $49,600 $64,500 $75,120


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)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,900 2.50 $28.56 $59,410
Natural Gas Distribution 8,240 7.60 $26.83 $55,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,790 0.12 $21.69 $45,110
Utility System Construction 1,730 0.44 $20.04 $41,680
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,550 3.26 $20.20 $42,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 8,240 7.60 $26.83 $55,820
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 1,550 3.26 $20.20 $42,010
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 860 3.16 $26.70 $55,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,900 2.50 $28.56 $59,410
Direct Selling Establishments 1,020 0.78 $16.35 $34,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $31.74 $66,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 280 0.01 $29.09 $60,500
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 90 0.06 $28.88 $60,070
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $28.56 $59,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 9,900 2.50 $28.56 $59,410


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 5,200 0.50 1.52 $20.00 $41,610
California 4,590 0.33 0.99 $28.49 $59,270
New York 3,940 0.47 1.41 $31.37 $65,250
Alabama 1,550 0.86 2.58 $18.34 $38,140
Florida 1,530 0.21 0.65 $20.95 $43,580




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)
Wyoming 250 0.92 2.79 $27.97 $58,170
Alabama 1,550 0.86 2.58 $18.34 $38,140
Oklahoma 1,180 0.79 2.37 $20.50 $42,630
West Virginia 410 0.59 1.79 $23.26 $48,370
Arkansas 680 0.59 1.80 $18.81 $39,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,940 0.47 1.41 $31.37 $65,250
Delaware 150 0.38 1.13 $30.42 $63,280
New Jersey 580 0.16 0.47 $30.25 $62,920
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.45 $29.70 $61,780
Nevada 240 0.21 0.65 $29.63 $61,620





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 2,200 0.43 1.31 $32.55 $67,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,210 0.47 1.43 $20.15 $41,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.31 0.95 $29.85 $62,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.55 1.65 $20.30 $42,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 620 0.54 1.63 $29.09 $60,500
Oklahoma City, OK 610 1.08 3.27 $21.64 $45,010
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 610 0.51 1.54 $26.33 $54,770
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 590 0.48 1.45 $28.38 $59,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 530 0.32 0.96 $26.72 $55,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.38 1.15 $27.73 $57,670




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)
Farmington, NM 150 3.09 9.35 $33.64 $69,980
Anniston-Oxford, AL 110 2.44 7.38 $22.08 $45,940
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 310 1.62 4.90 $24.55 $51,060
Mobile, AL 260 1.55 4.67 $15.64 $32,520
Midland, TX 100 1.47 4.44 $24.29 $50,530
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 1.32 3.98 $28.31 $58,890
Cleveland, TN 50 1.29 3.90 $17.26 $35,910
Auburn-Opelika, AL 60 1.23 3.73 $18.93 $39,380
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 190 1.21 3.66 $22.64 $47,100
Casper, WY 40 1.13 3.42 $27.73 $57,670




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)
Farmington, NM 150 3.09 9.35 $33.64 $69,980
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.25 $33.25 $69,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.22 $69,110
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.36 1.09 $32.70 $68,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.43 1.31 $32.55 $67,710
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 350 0.34 1.02 $32.31 $67,210
Stockton, CA 60 0.32 0.98 $31.68 $65,900
Utica-Rome, NY 30 0.27 0.81 $31.65 $65,820
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.81 2.44 $31.54 $65,600
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.44 $65,390

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 320 1.29 3.91 $18.47 $38,420
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 2.07 6.26 $19.73 $41,040
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 230 1.81 5.46 $16.55 $34,430
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.78 2.34 $17.52 $36,440
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 1.11 3.36 $25.84 $53,740

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 2.07 6.26 $19.73 $41,040
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.96 5.92 $28.78 $59,850
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.83 5.52 $20.95 $43,580
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 230 1.81 5.46 $16.55 $34,430
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.67 5.05 $30.57 $63,580

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.17 3.52 $35.32 $73,470
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.95 2.87 $32.33 $67,240
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.67 5.05 $30.57 $63,580
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 2.09 $30.50 $63,450
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 2.10 $29.88 $62,150


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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