Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,180 4.1 % $25.06 $52,120 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.70 $18.98 $25.04 $30.15 $35.79
Annual Wage (2) $30,570 $39,470 $52,090 $62,710 $74,430


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,120 0.11 $27.42 $57,040
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1,680 1.64 $23.34 $48,540
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,640 0.27 $22.37 $46,520
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 700 0.08 $25.50 $53,030
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 560 0.04 $25.36 $52,750

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 1,680 1.64 $23.34 $48,540
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,640 0.27 $22.37 $46,520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 380 0.19 $27.80 $57,830
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.19 $25.37 $52,770
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 150 0.14 $31.67 $65,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $34.65 $72,080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $33.82 $70,340
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $33.02 $68,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $32.35 $67,290
Employment Services 30 (7) $32.14 $66,850


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 1,340 0.09 1.07 $28.33 $58,920
Louisiana 520 0.27 3.31 $17.62 $36,650
Georgia 500 0.12 1.50 $17.53 $36,470
Oregon 490 0.29 3.55 $27.21 $56,590
Indiana 460 0.16 1.90 $24.16 $50,260




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)
Oregon 490 0.29 3.55 $27.21 $56,590
New Mexico 230 0.29 3.52 $22.36 $46,500
Louisiana 520 0.27 3.31 $17.62 $36,650
North Dakota 100 0.23 2.81 $23.87 $49,640
Delaware 100 0.23 2.75 $26.36 $54,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 60 0.05 0.63 $34.18 $71,090
Alaska 50 0.15 1.83 $32.54 $67,670
Wyoming 40 0.14 1.65 $32.22 $67,020
Washington 180 0.06 0.75 $32.12 $66,810
Hawaii 130 0.22 2.62 $30.52 $63,480





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.09 1.13 $31.15 $64,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 370 0.35 4.25 $28.70 $59,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.13 1.62 $24.73 $51,450
Oklahoma City, OK 210 0.35 4.21 $22.91 $47,650
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 200 0.22 2.62 $22.05 $45,860
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.14 1.69 $29.78 $61,940
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 170 0.16 1.99 $20.27 $42,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 1.24 $18.83 $39,170
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 1.83 $28.62 $59,530
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.25 3.01 $22.90 $47,620




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 1.00 12.06 $23.14 $48,130
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 60 0.46 5.59 $26.00 $54,090
Cedar Rapids, IA 60 0.41 4.90 $20.52 $42,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 370 0.35 4.25 $28.70 $59,700
Oklahoma City, OK 210 0.35 4.21 $22.91 $47,650
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.32 3.90 $20.05 $41,700
Evansville, IN-KY 50 0.31 3.77 $21.51 $44,730
Mobile, AL 40 0.26 3.10 $16.61 $34,540
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.25 3.01 $22.90 $47,620
Knoxville, TN 80 0.24 2.85 $20.64 $42,940




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)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA (8) (8) (8) $37.04 $77,050
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.25 $71,250
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 50 0.04 0.48 $33.76 $70,220
Raleigh-Cary, NC 100 0.18 2.14 $32.84 $68,300
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 50 0.16 1.90 $31.86 $66,260
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $31.64 $65,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.09 1.13 $31.15 $64,790
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $31.14 $64,770
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 1.37 $30.38 $63,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.14 1.69 $29.78 $61,940

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 4.04 $25.33 $52,690
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 4.92 $20.36 $42,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.74 $21.14 $43,970
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.83 $28.96 $60,240
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 3.94 $26.68 $55,500

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 4.92 $20.36 $42,340
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 3.94 $26.68 $55,500
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 4.04 $25.33 $52,690
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.75 $21.14 $43,970
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.74 $21.14 $43,970

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 (8) (8) (8) $32.86 $68,340
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.56 $67,730
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.83 $28.96 $60,240
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.45 $28.61 $59,510
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 3.94 $26.68 $55,500


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