Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes "Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.


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)
7,660 7.2 % $17.40 $36,200 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.40 $12.07 $15.94 $20.78 $28.57
Annual Wage (2) $19,540 $25,110 $33,150 $43,220 $59,430


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)
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,610 1.04 $16.94 $35,230
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,030 1.40 $16.48 $34,270
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 570 0.21 $20.38 $42,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 0.00 $24.60 $51,160
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.03 $15.29 $31,800

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 1,030 1.40 $16.48 $34,270
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,610 1.04 $16.94 $35,230
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 570 0.21 $20.38 $42,390
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.04 $26.91 $55,970
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.03 $15.29 $31,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.04 $26.91 $55,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $24.60 $51,160
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $23.23 $48,320
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $22.73 $47,290
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 570 0.21 $20.38 $42,390


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 590 0.05 0.93 $18.75 $39,000
Florida 540 0.07 1.24 $14.67 $30,520
California 530 0.04 0.62 $17.91 $37,250
Illinois 530 0.09 1.61 $19.04 $39,600
Pennsylvania 450 0.08 1.39 $16.60 $34,530




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)
Kansas 210 0.15 2.72 $15.42 $32,070
Iowa 170 0.11 1.96 $18.17 $37,790
Wisconsin 270 0.10 1.77 $17.10 $35,570
Maryland 250 0.10 1.71 $18.19 $37,830
Indiana 250 0.09 1.50 $16.43 $34,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $20.46 $42,570
Connecticut 70 0.05 0.80 $19.24 $40,010
Illinois 530 0.09 1.61 $19.04 $39,600
Washington 230 0.08 1.39 $18.90 $39,300
Texas 590 0.05 0.93 $18.75 $39,000





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 370 0.10 1.73 $20.69 $43,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.13 2.32 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.71 (8) (8)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.28 5.01 $19.60 $40,760
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.47 8.27 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 1.88 $16.73 $34,800
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 90 0.09 1.62 $17.22 $35,820
Baltimore-Towson, MD 70 0.06 1.01 $16.25 $33,810
Tulsa, OK 60 0.14 2.51 $18.97 $39,450
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.89 $14.32 $29,790




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)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.47 8.27 (8) (8)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.28 5.01 $19.60 $40,760
Rockford, IL 30 0.23 4.07 $10.88 $22,640
Tulsa, OK 60 0.14 2.51 $18.97 $39,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.13 2.32 (8) (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 120 0.11 1.88 $16.73 $34,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 1.73 $20.69 $43,030
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 90 0.09 1.62 $17.22 $35,820
Baltimore-Towson, MD 70 0.06 1.01 $16.25 $33,810
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.89 $14.32 $29,790




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 1.73 $20.69 $43,030
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.28 5.01 $19.60 $40,760
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,980
Tulsa, OK 60 0.14 2.51 $18.97 $39,450
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $18.88 $39,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.22 $37,910
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.13 $37,720
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 90 0.09 1.62 $17.22 $35,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.94 $35,230

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 2.63 $10.44 $21,720

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 2.63 $10.44 $21,720

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 2.63 $10.44 $21,720


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.

(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 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