Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

Diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or overhaul recreational vehicles including travel trailers. May specialize in maintaining gas, electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, or chassis/towing systems as well as repairing generators, appliances, and interior components. Includes workers who perform customized van conversions. Excludes "Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics" (49-3023) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) who also work on recreation vehicles.


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)
10,970 5.3 % $17.36 $36,120 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.47 $13.19 $16.61 $20.67 $25.83
Annual Wage (2) $21,770 $27,440 $34,540 $43,000 $53,740


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 8,360 6.38 $17.02 $35,390
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 830 0.10 $19.53 $40,630
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 360 0.21 $16.66 $34,660
Automobile Dealers 330 0.03 $21.06 $43,800
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 240 0.04 $21.83 $45,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 8,360 6.38 $17.02 $35,390
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 360 0.21 $16.66 $34,660
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 240 0.20 $18.19 $37,830
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 830 0.10 $19.53 $40,630
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 30 0.06 $16.79 $34,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 240 0.04 $21.83 $45,410
Automobile Dealers 330 0.03 $21.06 $43,800
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 830 0.10 $19.53 $40,630
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30 0.05 $19.30 $40,150
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 240 0.20 $18.19 $37,830


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)
California 1,080 0.08 0.90 $20.17 $41,960
Texas 910 0.09 1.02 $16.89 $35,140
Florida 890 0.12 1.45 $18.63 $38,760
Indiana 520 0.19 2.20 $15.19 $31,590
Minnesota 470 0.18 2.13 $17.06 $35,480




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)
Idaho 180 0.31 3.64 $18.36 $38,190
Montana 110 0.24 2.90 $16.66 $34,650
Indiana 520 0.19 2.20 $15.19 $31,590
Arkansas 220 0.19 2.28 $13.62 $28,340
Minnesota 470 0.18 2.13 $17.06 $35,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 70 0.09 1.13 $22.05 $45,860
New Jersey 270 0.07 0.83 $20.94 $43,550
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $20.72 $43,100
California 1,080 0.08 0.90 $20.17 $41,960
Washington 380 0.14 1.65 $20.01 $41,620





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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 340 0.30 3.59 $20.78 $43,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.17 2.06 $18.92 $39,340
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 190 1.78 21.15 $16.99 $35,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.10 1.17 $18.54 $38,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.07 0.81 $17.28 $35,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 0.65 $19.52 $40,610
Yuma, AZ 90 1.64 19.52 $18.21 $37,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.72 $24.52 $51,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 0.82 $19.47 $40,500
Eugene-Springfield, OR 80 0.57 6.78 $18.93 $39,380




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)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 190 1.78 21.15 $16.99 $35,340
Yuma, AZ 90 1.64 19.52 $18.21 $37,880
Bend, OR 50 0.78 9.25 $18.09 $37,620
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 70 0.68 8.08 $19.15 $39,840
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 60 0.60 7.10 $17.95 $37,340
Eugene-Springfield, OR 80 0.57 6.78 $18.93 $39,380
Rockford, IL 50 0.35 4.18 $18.71 $38,920
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 0.33 3.91 $14.76 $30,700
Amarillo, TX 40 0.32 3.85 $15.52 $32,280
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 340 0.30 3.59 $20.78 $43,220




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.72 $24.52 $51,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.81 $49,530
Albuquerque, NM 60 0.17 1.99 $23.10 $48,040
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.08 $45,920
Lafayette, LA (8) (8) (8) $22.00 $45,770
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 340 0.30 3.59 $20.78 $43,220
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.13 1.51 $20.31 $42,240
Boise City-Nampa, ID (8) (8) (8) $20.28 $42,180
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.07 $41,740
Jacksonville, FL 40 0.07 0.87 $19.80 $41,180

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 8.45 $15.98 $33,230
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 8.00 $13.00 $27,050
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 4.71 (8) (8)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.06 $16.69 $34,720
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.13 $16.04 $33,360

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 8.45 $15.98 $33,230
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 8.00 $13.00 $27,050
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 4.71 (8) (8)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.06 $16.69 $34,720
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.25 $12.47 $25,940

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)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 4.06 $16.69 $34,720
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.13 $16.04 $33,360
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 8.45 $15.98 $33,230
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 8.00 $13.00 $27,050
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.85 $26,720


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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