Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.


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)
35,740 2.4 % $22.55 $46,910 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.76 $16.07 $21.43 $28.03 $34.65
Annual Wage (2) $26,550 $33,420 $44,570 $58,300 $72,080


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)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 11,140 1.80 $22.68 $47,160
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 6,320 6.34 $23.99 $49,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,870 0.11 $23.92 $49,750
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,470 0.25 $18.45 $38,370
Consumer Goods Rental 2,250 1.33 $16.05 $33,390

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 6,320 6.34 $23.99 $49,890
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 11,140 1.80 $22.68 $47,160
Consumer Goods Rental 2,250 1.33 $16.05 $33,390
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 960 0.31 $25.17 $52,350
Outpatient Care Centers 1,760 0.27 $21.98 $45,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 340 0.01 $27.74 $57,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 (7) $27.28 $56,730
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 390 0.05 $26.89 $55,920
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $26.24 $54,580
Employment Services 130 (7) $26.12 $54,340


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 3,410 0.24 0.87 $25.81 $53,680
Florida 2,740 0.38 1.37 $19.81 $41,200
Texas 2,730 0.26 0.94 $20.50 $42,650
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.41 1.49 $22.00 $45,760
New York 1,750 0.21 0.75 $23.51 $48,910




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)
Indiana 1,330 0.47 1.73 $20.35 $42,330
Utah 540 0.45 1.65 $28.84 $59,990
Kentucky 800 0.45 1.65 $19.68 $40,940
Minnesota 1,130 0.43 1.56 $26.41 $54,930
Idaho 260 0.43 1.58 $23.24 $48,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 120 0.39 1.43 $30.07 $62,550
Hawaii 30 0.05 0.19 $29.73 $61,840
Utah 540 0.45 1.65 $28.84 $59,990
New Jersey 620 0.16 0.59 $27.19 $56,560
Minnesota 1,130 0.43 1.56 $26.41 $54,930





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 900 0.25 0.90 $20.42 $42,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 790 0.45 1.65 $26.33 $54,770
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 690 0.77 2.82 $20.40 $42,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 670 0.37 1.34 $23.70 $49,290
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 660 0.47 1.71 $24.99 $51,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 660 0.32 1.15 $21.83 $45,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 650 0.58 2.10 $20.42 $42,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 610 0.23 0.84 $25.16 $52,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.43 1.56 $26.03 $54,150
Pittsburgh, PA 600 0.53 1.93 $24.07 $50,070




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)
Rochester, MN 230 2.29 8.35 $27.32 $56,820
Morgantown, WV 100 1.69 6.16 $20.79 $43,240
Lexington-Fayette, KY 200 0.83 3.02 $17.16 $35,690
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 110 0.82 2.99 $18.30 $38,070
Gainesville, FL 90 0.80 2.91 $22.32 $46,430
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 690 0.77 2.82 $20.40 $42,430
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.76 2.77 $20.21 $42,050
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 190 0.75 2.73 $17.03 $35,430
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 80 0.74 2.68 $20.76 $43,190
Syracuse, NY 220 0.72 2.61 $16.95 $35,260




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.23 $31.82 $66,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.36 1.30 $31.79 $66,120
Salt Lake City, UT 400 0.65 2.36 $31.57 $65,670
Spokane, WA 130 0.64 2.33 $30.64 $63,720
Anchorage, AK 120 0.67 2.44 $30.12 $62,640
Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 0.26 $29.73 $61,840
Tallahassee, FL (8) (8) (8) $29.52 $61,410
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 60 0.32 1.17 $28.14 $58,530
Raleigh-Cary, NC 120 0.23 0.84 $27.93 $58,090
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60 0.32 1.17 $27.61 $57,440

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.41 1.49 $22.08 $45,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 2.06 $19.96 $41,520
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 1.25 $18.93 $39,380
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.60 $15.12 $31,440
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 0.95 (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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 2.06 $19.96 $41,520
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 1.88 $16.35 $34,010
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 1.75 $14.70 $30,570
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 1.62 $16.49 $34,290
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.60 $15.12 $31,440

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.11 $27.27 $56,720
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.91 $51,810
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.90 $51,800
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.41 $48,700
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.95 $22.88 $47,600


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.

(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 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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