Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
12,230 4.3 % $24.99 $51,970 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.49 $19.34 $24.87 $29.91 $35.27
Annual Wage (2) $32,210 $40,220 $51,730 $62,200 $73,370


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) 2,350 0.11 $27.24 $56,660
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,920 1.97 $23.53 $48,940
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,340 0.22 $21.48 $44,680
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 630 0.08 $30.43 $63,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 620 0.06 $30.68 $63,810

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 1,920 1.97 $23.53 $48,940
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,340 0.22 $21.48 $44,680
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 270 0.15 $20.70 $43,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,350 0.11 $27.24 $56,660
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 290 0.11 $29.17 $60,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.05 $32.10 $66,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 620 0.06 $30.68 $63,810
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 630 0.08 $30.43 $63,290
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 150 0.04 $30.39 $63,210
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 290 0.11 $29.17 $60,680


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 1,750 0.12 1.30 $26.50 $55,120
Texas 1,260 0.12 1.29 $21.43 $44,570
Washington 610 0.22 2.35 $30.82 $64,100
Louisiana 560 0.31 3.20 $20.87 $43,420
Ohio 550 0.11 1.17 $22.63 $47,070




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 560 0.31 3.20 $20.87 $43,420
Delaware 130 0.31 3.25 $23.64 $49,170
New Hampshire 180 0.29 3.08 $22.50 $46,790
New Mexico 180 0.23 2.42 $25.83 $53,720
Washington 610 0.22 2.35 $30.82 $64,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 230 0.10 1.03 $32.53 $67,660
Connecticut 140 0.09 0.91 $30.97 $64,410
Washington 610 0.22 2.35 $30.82 $64,100
Missouri 120 0.05 0.49 $30.20 $62,820
Alaska 50 0.15 1.56 $30.19 $62,800





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 630 0.16 1.72 $29.32 $60,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 440 0.32 3.35 $30.80 $64,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 300 0.12 1.23 $27.69 $57,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.15 1.56 $23.95 $49,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.20 2.08 $23.35 $48,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.23 2.43 $26.20 $54,510
Midland, TX 150 2.20 23.06 $9.78 $20,350
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.67 $29.53 $61,430
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.10 1.09 $22.39 $46,560
Oklahoma City, OK 140 0.25 2.66 $24.87 $51,730




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)
Midland, TX 150 2.20 23.06 $9.78 $20,350
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.97 10.19 $28.03 $58,300
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 100 0.80 8.35 $25.22 $52,450
Corpus Christi, TX 100 0.55 5.78 $24.35 $50,640
College Station-Bryan, TX 50 0.54 5.65 $25.97 $54,010
Dover, DE 30 0.51 5.38 $26.47 $55,050
Huntsville, AL 90 0.44 4.66 $22.06 $45,870
Manchester, NH 40 0.39 4.13 $22.03 $45,820
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 50 0.36 3.81 $21.33 $44,360
Eugene-Springfield, OR 50 0.35 3.63 $25.37 $52,760




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 130 0.07 0.79 $34.96 $72,730
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) $31.65 $65,830
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.62 $65,770
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 40 0.17 1.82 $30.96 $64,400
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.08 0.89 $30.94 $64,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 440 0.32 3.35 $30.80 $64,060
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 30 0.03 0.29 $30.55 $63,540
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.14 1.42 $30.30 $63,020
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.18 1.92 $29.64 $61,650
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.67 $29.53 $61,430

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 60 0.52 5.46 $21.74 $45,220
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.96 $30.62 $63,690
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 4.75 $22.97 $47,770
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.29 $19.42 $40,390

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 60 0.52 5.46 $21.74 $45,220
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 4.75 $22.97 $47,770
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.29 $19.42 $40,390
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.96 $30.62 $63,690

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.96 $30.62 $63,690
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 4.75 $22.97 $47,770
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.96 $45,670
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 5.46 $21.74 $45,220
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.29 $19.42 $40,390


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.

(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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