Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.


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)
17,380 5.7 % $20.12 $41,850 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.90 $14.84 $18.85 $24.10 $29.86
Annual Wage (2) $24,750 $30,860 $39,220 $50,120 $62,100


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)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,370 2.19 $19.27 $40,080
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,260 1.02 $19.40 $40,350
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,470 0.22 $21.78 $45,300
Building Equipment Contractors 970 0.05 $18.93 $39,380
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 630 0.05 $16.94 $35,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 4,370 2.19 $19.27 $40,080
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,260 1.02 $19.40 $40,350
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 540 0.38 $19.55 $40,660
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 190 0.25 $14.89 $30,970
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,470 0.22 $21.78 $45,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 620 0.01 $33.55 $69,790
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 90 0.07 $25.28 $52,580
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $24.25 $50,440
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 100 0.01 $24.07 $50,060
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 230 0.22 $23.76 $49,430


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 2,210 0.20 1.53 $19.18 $39,900
Florida 930 0.12 0.94 $17.99 $37,420
Pennsylvania 760 0.13 1.04 $18.86 $39,230
Illinois 740 0.13 1.00 (8) (8)
Ohio 670 0.13 1.01 $20.14 $41,880




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)
West Virginia 400 0.56 4.37 $20.73 $43,120
Idaho 220 0.36 2.78 $18.51 $38,500
Kansas 420 0.31 2.42 $17.93 $37,300
Arkansas 350 0.30 2.33 $20.01 $41,630
Montana 120 0.26 2.04 $16.74 $34,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 260 0.16 1.23 $25.40 $52,820
Washington 490 0.17 1.31 $24.96 $51,920
Virginia 430 0.12 0.91 $22.23 $46,240
California (8) (8) (8) $22.18 $46,140
Minnesota 630 0.23 1.80 $21.79 $45,320





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 590 0.21 1.62 $21.86 $45,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 530 0.24 1.84 $21.38 $44,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.14 1.07 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.24 1.90 $22.42 $46,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.80 $24.16 $50,240
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.31 2.43 $16.05 $33,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 280 0.16 1.21 $19.41 $40,370
Richmond, VA 190 0.32 2.45 $23.73 $49,350
Pittsburgh, PA 190 0.17 1.30 $17.70 $36,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 0.94 (8) (8)




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)
Bangor, ME 30 0.52 4.06 $19.92 $41,440
Duluth, MN-WI 50 0.43 3.36 $22.23 $46,230
Boise City-Nampa, ID 120 0.43 3.34 $19.27 $40,090
Lubbock, TX 60 0.42 3.28 $16.28 $33,860
Erie, PA 50 0.39 3.02 $17.27 $35,930
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 0.35 2.74 $21.59 $44,910
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 0.34 2.66 $21.45 $44,630
Fort Wayne, IN 70 0.34 2.66 $18.52 $38,530
Wichita, KS 90 0.32 2.46 $19.21 $39,950
Richmond, VA 190 0.32 2.45 $23.73 $49,350




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)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.29 2.26 $32.30 $67,190
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.30 $28.74 $59,780
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $27.90 $58,040
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 0.63 $27.54 $57,280
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.49 $26.81 $55,770
Dayton, OH 80 0.21 1.61 $26.64 $55,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $25.31 $52,640
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $25.06 $52,120
Evansville, IN-KY 30 0.19 1.46 $24.68 $51,330
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 40 0.17 1.35 $24.50 $50,960

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.49 3.80 $16.52 $34,350
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 3.08 $17.94 $37,310
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.19 $19.87 $41,330
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 6.83 (8) (8)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.28 9.97 $15.09 $31,380

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 Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 1.28 9.97 $15.09 $31,380
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 6.83 (8) (8)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 4.07 $16.81 $34,960
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.49 3.80 $16.52 $34,350
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 3.08 $17.94 $37,310

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 3.03 $22.88 $47,600
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.24 $46,260
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.00 $21.41 $44,530
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.19 $19.87 $41,330
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 3.09 $18.41 $38,290


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015