Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other

All precision instrument and equipment repairers not listed separately.


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)
12,130 3.9 % $26.01 $54,110 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.43 $19.18 $26.13 $31.20 $37.60
Annual Wage (2) $30,020 $39,890 $54,350 $64,890 $78,220


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)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 2,140 2.11 $24.82 $51,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,120 0.11 $27.72 $57,660
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,670 0.27 $24.18 $50,290
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 740 0.08 $26.14 $54,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 620 0.04 $24.60 $51,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 2,140 2.11 $24.82 $51,620
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,670 0.27 $24.18 $50,290
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 340 0.16 $26.61 $55,360
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 110 0.14 $32.48 $67,560
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 140 0.13 $32.07 $66,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 120 0.02 $39.85 $82,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 450 0.01 $36.60 $76,130
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 150 0.04 $34.39 $71,520
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 110 0.14 $32.48 $67,560
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 140 0.13 $32.07 $66,700


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)
California 1,440 0.09 1.05 $32.36 $67,310
Texas 770 0.07 0.76 $24.72 $51,420
Ohio 630 0.12 1.35 $27.80 $57,830
Georgia 590 0.14 1.64 $20.13 $41,870
Louisiana 560 0.29 3.29 $17.24 $35,860




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)
New Mexico 250 0.31 3.57 $23.41 $48,690
Louisiana 560 0.29 3.29 $17.24 $35,860
Hawaii 170 0.28 3.16 $30.72 $63,900
New Hampshire 150 0.24 2.72 $31.20 $64,900
North Dakota 100 0.22 2.45 $27.14 $56,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 50 0.04 0.44 $35.15 $73,120
Alaska 70 0.20 2.26 $33.90 $70,520
Wyoming 30 0.11 1.21 $32.46 $67,510
California 1,440 0.09 1.05 $32.36 $67,310
Delaware 60 0.14 1.64 $31.39 $65,290





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 450 0.18 2.06 $18.53 $38,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 1.01 $33.14 $68,930
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 300 0.29 3.27 $27.95 $58,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.24 2.75 $29.11 $60,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.04 0.41 $28.88 $60,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 1.40 $26.20 $54,500
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 1.61 $27.75 $57,720
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 2.31 $42.73 $88,880
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.34 3.88 $28.84 $59,980
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.40 4.55 $23.80 $49,500




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)
Decatur, AL 50 0.89 10.08 $23.74 $49,380
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.57 6.47 $29.04 $60,400
Kennewick-Richland, WA 50 0.47 5.40 $37.96 $78,950
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.40 4.55 $23.80 $49,500
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.37 4.16 $19.34 $40,230
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.34 3.88 $28.84 $59,980
Topeka, KS 40 0.33 3.70 $26.37 $54,840
Lafayette, LA 60 0.30 3.39 $23.11 $48,070
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 0.29 3.31 $28.57 $59,430
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 300 0.29 3.27 $27.95 $58,130




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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 2.31 $42.73 $88,880
Kennewick-Richland, WA 50 0.47 5.40 $37.96 $78,950
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.08 0.93 $35.88 $74,620
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.47 $35.23 $73,280
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.13 1.44 $34.81 $72,400
Raleigh, NC 80 0.15 1.66 $34.42 $71,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 1.01 $33.14 $68,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.98 $68,590
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.28 3.18 $32.53 $67,670
Anchorage, AK 40 0.21 2.35 $32.40 $67,390

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 7.97 $23.27 $48,400
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 4.83 $22.32 $46,420
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.81 $32.24 $67,070
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 5.06 $25.17 $52,350
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.19 $21.81 $45,360

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 7.97 $23.27 $48,400
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 5.06 $25.17 $52,350
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 4.83 $22.32 $46,420
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 3.62 $30.52 $63,480
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.81 $32.24 $67,070

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.81 $32.24 $67,070
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 3.62 $30.52 $63,480
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.66 $59,620
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 5.06 $25.17 $52,350
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 7.97 $23.27 $48,400


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.

(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