Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
33,990 3.9 % $18.66 $38,820 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.41 $13.28 $17.40 $22.84 $29.19
Annual Wage (2) $21,650 $27,610 $36,200 $47,500 $60,700


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 12,810 2.49 $17.45 $36,290
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 11,300 15.20 $19.21 $39,960
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 910 0.28 $19.28 $40,100
Natural Gas Distribution 880 0.78 $28.01 $58,270
Building Equipment Contractors 670 0.04 $20.74 $43,130

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 11,300 15.20 $19.21 $39,960
Electronics and Appliance Stores 12,810 2.49 $17.45 $36,290
Natural Gas Distribution 880 0.78 $28.01 $58,270
Direct Selling Establishments 610 0.46 $16.88 $35,100
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 390 0.39 $20.85 $43,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $31.15 $64,780
Natural Gas Distribution 880 0.78 $28.01 $58,270
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 470 0.30 $25.20 $52,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 (7) $21.96 $45,680
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 420 0.20 $20.99 $43,660


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)
New York 3,360 0.37 1.52 $18.70 $38,900
Florida 3,160 0.40 1.62 $16.11 $33,520
California 2,980 0.19 0.78 $20.37 $42,380
Texas 2,270 0.20 0.80 $17.92 $37,260
Illinois 1,690 0.29 1.17 $25.68 $53,420




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)
Idaho 400 0.63 2.55 $16.21 $33,710
North Dakota 200 0.44 1.77 $19.17 $39,870
Iowa 660 0.43 1.75 $15.95 $33,170
Florida 3,160 0.40 1.62 $16.11 $33,520
New York 3,360 0.37 1.52 $18.70 $38,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,690 0.29 1.17 $25.68 $53,420
Hawaii 70 0.11 0.43 $25.52 $53,090
New Jersey 1,170 0.30 1.21 $25.26 $52,540
Alaska 60 0.17 0.69 $22.75 $47,310
Minnesota 640 0.23 0.94 $22.55 $46,910





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.33 1.32 $21.41 $44,520
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.33 1.34 $25.91 $53,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 750 0.57 2.32 $22.68 $47,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.14 0.58 $20.62 $42,890
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 570 0.73 2.96 $14.87 $30,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 560 0.19 0.77 $19.31 $40,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 500 0.33 1.33 $17.81 $37,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 450 0.41 1.68 $17.22 $35,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 440 0.23 0.94 $21.16 $44,010
Austin-Round Rock, TX 420 0.46 1.85 $20.45 $42,540




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)
Iowa City, IA 110 1.26 5.10 $14.93 $31,060
Harrisonburg, VA 60 1.08 4.39 $24.75 $51,480
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 0.85 3.46 $23.35 $48,570
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 200 0.85 3.44 $17.08 $35,520
Punta Gorda, FL 40 0.83 3.36 $14.10 $29,330
York-Hanover, PA 130 0.73 2.94 $16.67 $34,670
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 570 0.73 2.96 $14.87 $30,930
Tallahassee, FL 110 0.72 2.91 $13.21 $27,490
Port St. Lucie, FL 90 0.70 2.83 $16.82 $34,990
Waterbury, CT 50 0.69 2.78 $18.94 $39,390




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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 0.49 $27.77 $57,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.33 1.34 $25.91 $53,890
Harrisonburg, VA 60 1.08 4.39 $24.75 $51,480
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.12 0.48 $24.67 $51,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.19 0.78 $24.63 $51,230
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $24.50 $50,960
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 0.87 $24.08 $50,090
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 360 0.26 1.06 $23.77 $49,440
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 0.85 3.46 $23.35 $48,570
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.20 0.80 $23.33 $48,530

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 160 0.49 1.99 $16.35 $34,010
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 2.85 $15.83 $32,920
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.36 $14.66 $30,490
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 80 1.70 6.91 $16.42 $34,160
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.12 $14.32 $29,780

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)
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 80 1.70 6.91 $16.42 $34,160
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 2.85 $15.83 $32,920
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.70 2.84 $17.67 $36,750
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 2.23 $15.05 $31,300
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.12 $14.32 $29,780

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.51 $44,730
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.87 $43,410
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.77 $43,200
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.61 $18.72 $38,940
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.77 $18.46 $38,400


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016