Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.


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)
34,510 4.9 % $17.92 $37,270 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $12.72 $16.91 $21.77 $28.35
Annual Wage (2) $19,610 $26,450 $35,170 $45,290 $58,970


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)
Electronics and Appliance Stores 12,150 2.35 $16.41 $34,130
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 11,090 16.02 $18.04 $37,510
Natural Gas Distribution 1,520 1.42 $31.14 $64,770
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.04 $17.43 $36,260
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 870 0.28 $16.88 $35,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 11,090 16.02 $18.04 $37,510
Electronics and Appliance Stores 12,150 2.35 $16.41 $34,130
Natural Gas Distribution 1,520 1.42 $31.14 $64,770
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.04 $17.43 $36,260
Direct Selling Establishments 720 0.55 $15.51 $32,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,520 1.42 $31.14 $64,770
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $23.96 $49,840
Specialized Freight Trucking 70 0.02 $22.39 $46,580
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 580 0.09 $20.54 $42,730
Building Equipment Contractors 550 0.03 $19.92 $41,430


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 3,400 0.32 1.21 $17.50 $36,410
New York 3,320 0.39 1.47 $16.26 $33,820
Florida 3,000 0.41 1.56 $16.62 $34,570
California 2,260 0.16 0.60 $19.50 $40,560
New Jersey 1,990 0.52 1.98 $27.18 $56,540




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)
New Jersey 1,990 0.52 1.98 $27.18 $56,540
Nebraska 440 0.48 1.82 $15.64 $32,530
Kentucky 810 0.46 1.73 $17.39 $36,180
Vermont 130 0.43 1.62 $19.09 $39,710
Florida 3,000 0.41 1.56 $16.62 $34,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,990 0.52 1.98 $27.18 $56,540
Nevada 90 0.08 0.32 $26.88 $55,920
Maryland 890 0.35 1.34 $20.77 $43,190
Hawaii 190 0.33 1.24 $20.68 $43,020
Massachusetts 810 0.25 0.95 $20.36 $42,350





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 2,110 0.41 1.55 $19.20 $39,940
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.89 3.37 $26.91 $55,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 700 0.19 0.73 $17.05 $35,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.35 1.31 $15.88 $33,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 610 0.35 1.32 $18.69 $38,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 560 0.40 1.51 $19.27 $40,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.47 1.78 $23.88 $49,660
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 540 0.48 1.82 $17.85 $37,120
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 500 0.49 1.86 $18.08 $37,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.28 1.04 $18.60 $38,690




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)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 190 1.90 7.18 $24.15 $50,240
Bloomington-Normal, IL 90 1.07 4.05 $20.31 $42,240
Cedar Rapids, IA 130 0.95 3.59 $16.98 $35,330
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.89 3.37 $26.91 $55,970
Punta Gorda, FL 30 0.85 3.23 $14.18 $29,490
Naples-Marco Island, FL 90 0.82 3.10 $14.79 $30,760
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 160 0.80 3.03 $12.60 $26,210
Lebanon, PA 40 0.74 2.80 $21.82 $45,380
Canton-Massillon, OH 120 0.72 2.73 $11.57 $24,070
Longview, TX 70 0.69 2.61 $12.85 $26,730




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.33 1.24 $28.44 $59,160
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.89 3.37 $26.91 $55,970
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 0.51 $26.21 $54,520
Tucson, AZ 190 0.53 2.02 $24.77 $51,530
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.33 1.25 $24.72 $51,410
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 190 1.90 7.18 $24.15 $50,240
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 0.92 $23.96 $49,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.47 1.78 $23.88 $49,660
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.32 1.21 $23.54 $48,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.11 $48,070

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.65 2.45 $16.23 $33,760
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 2.56 $14.08 $29,290
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 2.27 $12.61 $26,230
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.73 $12.97 $26,970
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.50 (8) (8)

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 2.56 $14.08 $29,290
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.65 2.45 $16.23 $33,760
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 2.31 $15.86 $32,990
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 2.28 $20.20 $42,010
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 2.27 $12.61 $26,230

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 2.04 $20.38 $42,380
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 2.28 $20.20 $42,010
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.63 $38,750
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.51 $38,510
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 0.87 $17.92 $37,280


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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