Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
32,920 4.9 % $17.89 $37,220 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.52 $12.74 $16.90 $21.69 $27.96
Annual Wage (2) $19,810 $26,500 $35,150 $45,100 $58,160


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 11,700 2.36 $16.20 $33,690
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 11,180 15.74 $18.50 $38,470
Natural Gas Distribution 1,180 1.09 $32.49 $67,570
Direct Selling Establishments 890 0.68 $15.84 $32,960
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 780 0.78 $18.75 $39,000

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 11,180 15.74 $18.50 $38,470
Electronics and Appliance Stores 11,700 2.36 $16.20 $33,690
Natural Gas Distribution 1,180 1.09 $32.49 $67,570
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 780 0.78 $18.75 $39,000
Direct Selling Establishments 890 0.68 $15.84 $32,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,180 1.09 $32.49 $67,570
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $23.09 $48,030
Specialized Freight Trucking 140 0.03 $21.14 $43,960
Building Equipment Contractors 430 0.02 $20.21 $42,030
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 180 0.08 $19.75 $41,090


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)
Florida 3,160 0.42 1.71 $15.96 $33,200
Texas 2,920 0.27 1.08 $17.11 $35,590
New York 2,660 0.31 1.24 $16.52 $34,360
California 2,500 0.17 0.68 $19.23 $40,000
Pennsylvania 1,630 0.29 1.17 $16.75 $34,830




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)
Florida 3,160 0.42 1.71 $15.96 $33,200
Maryland 1,050 0.41 1.67 $20.47 $42,570
New Jersey 1,500 0.39 1.58 $29.09 $60,500
Arizona 960 0.39 1.56 $19.97 $41,540
Kentucky 640 0.36 1.45 $16.79 $34,930




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 1,500 0.39 1.58 $29.09 $60,500
Hawaii 190 0.32 1.30 $20.80 $43,260
Massachusetts 770 0.24 0.95 $20.74 $43,140
Maryland 1,050 0.41 1.67 $20.47 $42,570
Alaska 60 0.19 0.77 $20.39 $42,410





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 1,680 0.32 1.29 $19.59 $40,740
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 750 0.76 3.07 $29.82 $62,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.20 0.81 $17.61 $36,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 690 0.39 1.57 $21.07 $43,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 670 0.56 2.24 $23.38 $48,640
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 610 0.59 2.38 $17.45 $36,300
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 530 0.46 1.85 $18.48 $38,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 510 0.28 1.13 $16.74 $34,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 490 0.38 1.53 $20.55 $42,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.25 1.02 $20.46 $42,560




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 110 0.94 3.79 $14.06 $29,250
Kingston, NY 50 0.90 3.62 $16.58 $34,490
Cedar Rapids, IA 120 0.83 3.36 $16.76 $34,860
Longview, TX 80 0.80 3.23 $13.21 $27,470
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 750 0.76 3.07 $29.82 $62,030
Canton-Massillon, OH 120 0.71 2.87 $11.87 $24,700
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 0.70 2.83 $13.08 $27,210
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 50 0.65 2.61 $14.09 $29,310
Tallahassee, FL 100 0.63 2.54 $14.40 $29,950
Battle Creek, MI 30 0.60 2.43 $10.87 $22,610




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 750 0.76 3.07 $29.82 $62,030
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $27.23 $56,640
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.23 0.93 $26.92 $55,990
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 60 0.08 0.31 $26.21 $54,510
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.24 0.98 $25.73 $53,510
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.26 $50,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 670 0.56 2.24 $23.38 $48,640
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.61 $47,030
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.22 0.87 $22.17 $46,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 0.67 $22.16 $46,080

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 1.66 $14.21 $29,560
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.34 1.37 $10.43 $21,700
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.33 $15.31 $31,840
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 1.88 $17.26 $35,900
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 1.39 $14.69 $30,550

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 2.36 $17.52 $36,440
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 2.33 $15.31 $31,840
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 2.14 $17.41 $36,220
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 1.88 $17.26 $35,900
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 1.82 $16.67 $34,660

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 40 0.42 1.68 $19.16 $39,860
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.96 $39,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.96 $39,430
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 1.72 $17.81 $37,050
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 2.36 $17.52 $36,440


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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