Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.


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)
41,290 2.3 % $26.32 $54,750 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.52 $18.67 $25.55 $33.47 $40.15
Annual Wage (2) $30,210 $38,840 $53,140 $69,620 $83,510


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)
Natural Gas Distribution 7,990 7.27 $30.00 $62,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,660 1.97 $33.20 $69,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,210 0.14 $23.14 $48,130
Building Equipment Contractors 1,700 0.09 $25.01 $52,030
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,670 0.25 $21.40 $44,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 7,990 7.27 $30.00 $62,400
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,150 3.98 $28.08 $58,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,660 1.97 $33.20 $69,050
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 890 1.84 $20.71 $43,080
Other Pipeline Transportation 70 0.92 $30.98 $64,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,660 1.97 $33.20 $69,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 520 0.02 $32.25 $67,070
Oil and Gas Extraction 450 0.23 $31.13 $64,750
Other Pipeline Transportation 70 0.92 $30.98 $64,440
Natural Gas Distribution 7,990 7.27 $30.00 $62,400


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 5,960 0.53 1.74 $20.94 $43,550
New York 4,350 0.49 1.61 $35.46 $73,760
California 3,690 0.24 0.80 $30.07 $62,550
Alabama 1,760 0.95 3.09 $19.64 $40,850
Maryland 1,380 0.54 1.76 $24.40 $50,750




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)
Alabama 1,760 0.95 3.09 $19.64 $40,850
Wyoming 260 0.91 2.97 $29.58 $61,520
New Mexico 680 0.86 2.81 $28.29 $58,840
West Virginia 490 0.70 2.28 $27.38 $56,960
Arkansas 660 0.57 1.85 $22.53 $46,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,350 0.49 1.61 $35.46 $73,760
Colorado 1,150 0.49 1.59 $32.19 $66,940
Wisconsin 680 0.25 0.82 $31.81 $66,160
Delaware 130 0.31 1.01 $31.18 $64,850
Connecticut 430 0.26 0.85 $30.95 $64,380





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 2,210 0.41 1.34 $37.25 $77,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,600 0.56 1.84 $21.58 $44,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.41 1.34 $20.99 $43,650
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 880 0.70 2.28 $37.44 $77,880
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 820 0.62 2.03 $32.68 $67,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.19 0.61 $30.24 $62,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 620 0.50 1.63 $31.19 $64,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 580 0.24 0.80 $29.46 $61,280
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 480 0.42 1.38 $30.71 $63,870
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 470 0.47 1.53 $23.20 $48,250




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)
Farmington, NM 230 4.72 15.44 $30.14 $62,700
San Angelo, TX 110 2.42 7.91 $21.36 $44,430
Odessa, TX 140 1.88 6.14 $19.13 $39,780
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.84 6.03 $22.46 $46,720
Longview, TX 180 1.82 5.97 $15.90 $33,060
Midland, TX 140 1.56 5.12 $19.79 $41,170
Medford, OR 100 1.34 4.40 $20.98 $43,630
Montgomery, AL 200 1.28 4.18 $20.03 $41,660
Salisbury, MD 60 1.15 3.77 $23.67 $49,220
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 230 1.12 3.68 $26.30 $54,700




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 880 0.70 2.28 $37.44 $77,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.41 1.34 $37.25 $77,490
Appleton, WI 40 0.34 1.11 $35.94 $74,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 0.44 $34.28 $71,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.28 0.93 $34.19 $71,120
Anchorage, AK 40 0.22 0.73 $33.40 $69,480
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.36 1.17 $33.19 $69,040
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 0.49 $32.88 $68,400
Rochester, NY 130 0.26 0.83 $32.84 $68,310
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 820 0.62 2.03 $32.68 $67,970

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 460 1.76 5.76 $19.75 $41,080
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 270 3.19 10.44 $18.60 $38,680
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 1.22 4.00 $27.19 $56,550
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 0.80 2.63 $25.96 $54,000
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 0.98 3.21 $32.22 $67,010

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 270 3.19 10.44 $18.60 $38,680
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 2.00 6.56 $25.16 $52,330
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 460 1.76 5.76 $19.75 $41,080
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.61 5.26 $31.78 $66,090
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 100 1.29 4.24 $24.17 $50,270

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 1.69 $37.52 $78,030
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.11 $33.43 $69,540
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.95 3.10 $32.23 $67,030
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 0.98 3.21 $32.22 $67,010
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.74 $32.22 $67,010


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.

(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