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The Five Highest Paying Careers in Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Here is some helpful information on the top five paying careers in the field of Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States.  

These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.  The estimates do not include self-employed workers. Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hour’s 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. Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

According to the United States Department of Labor Statistics, the following five jobs averaged the highest salaries in the field of Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations. These estimates were calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. Each statistic includes an annual mean wage estimate.

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $61,700

Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $62,430
Local Government (OES Designation): $63,160
Natural Gas Distribution: $67,250
Utility System Construction: $55,230
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance: $55,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Natural Gas Distribution: $67,250
Local Government (OES Designation): $63,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $62,430
Wired Telecommunications Carriers: $58,080
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas: $55,710

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Delaware: $68,070
New Mexico: $49,080
Wyoming: $71,320
West Virginia: $58,490
Vermont: $70,640

Top paying States for this occupation:

California: $74,430
New Jersey: $71,980
Arizona: $71,420
Wyoming: $71,320
Vermont: $70,640

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH: $59,940
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH: $58,970
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division: $67,180
Birmingham-Hoover, AL : $53,190

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division: $75,310
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division: $74,710
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division: $73,690
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI: $70,970
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA: $70,960

 

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $60,630

Supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. Exclude team or work leaders.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Automotive Repair and Maintenance: $55,320
Automobile Dealers: $65,420
Local Government (OES Designation): $61,360
Building Equipment Contractors: $61,570
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores: $47,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Oil and Gas Extraction: $81,620
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing: $80,470
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing: $78,330
Satellite Telecommunications: $78,140
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing: $76,770

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Wyoming: $62,190
Louisiana: $54,930
Kansas: $55,450
South Carolina: $54,360
Alabama: $55,590

Top paying States for this occupation:

Alaska: $76,150
Connecticut: $68,560
New York: $68,320
New Jersey: $67,690
Hawaii: $67,640

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA: $77,520
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR: $59,240
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA: $52,110
Casper, WY: $56,180
Farmington, NM: $63,020

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA: $77,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $77,120
Fairbanks, AK: $76,160
Framingham, MA NECTA Division: $75,770
Anchorage, AK: $75,740

 

Commercial Divers $58,060

Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. Divers may use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. They may conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life. List excludes "Fishers and Related Fishing Workers," "Athletes and Sports Competitors," and "Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers."

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Other Support Services: $63,560
Support Activities for Mining: $59,440
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction: $64,110
Support Activities for Water Transportation: $43,470
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction: $56,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Utility System Construction: $67,330
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction: $64,110
Other Support Services: $63,560
Support Activities for Mining: $59,440
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction: $56,210

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Louisiana: $58,920
Hawaii: $42,670
Texas: $59,550

Top paying States for this occupation:

California: $82,690
New Jersey: $82,090
Texas: $59,550
Louisiana: $58,920
Missouri: $54,070

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA: $60,910
Anchorage, AK: $65,540
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA: $83,450
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division: $46,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX: $75,840

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA: $83,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX: $75,840
Anchorage, AK: $65,540
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA: $60,910
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA: $60,210

 

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $55,860

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. Employees may erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Exclude "Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay."

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $59,100
Utility System Construction: $50,080
Local Government (OES Designation): $54,700
Building Equipment Contractors: $54,340
Natural Gas Distribution: $78,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Natural Gas Distribution: $78,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation): $67,250
Facilities Support Services: $60,310
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas: $59,840
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution:  $59,100

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

West Virginia: $52,010
Wyoming: $61,410
Idaho: $60,350
South Dakota: $54,400
Mississippi: $46,190

Top paying States for this occupation:

California: $76,800
Oregon: $74,440
Alaska: $71,000
New York: $70,780
Hawaii: $70,480

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Sumter, SC: $44,370
Victoria, TX: $38,380
Alexandria, LA: $38,470
Pocatello, ID: $72,920
Hattiesburg, MS: $44,300

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Stockton, CA: $85,020
Bakersfield, CA: $82,050
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY: $81,070
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA: $80,480
Visalia-Porterville, CA: $80,410

 

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $52,990

Set-up, rearrange, or remove switching and dialing equipment used in central offices. Employees service or repair telephones and other communication equipment on customers' property. May install equipment in new locations or install wiring and telephone jacks in buildings under construction. 

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Wired Telecommunications Carriers: $54,880
Building Equipment Contractors: $43,620
Other Telecommunications: $57,820
Cable and Other Subscription Programming: $51,130
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): $54,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Natural Gas Distribution: $81,020
Other Support Services: $67,560
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services: $60,590
Communications Equipment Manufacturing: $59,570
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: $59,110

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Alaska: $57,130
Michigan: $53,760
Colorado: $57,870
Kansas: $48,550
Georgia: $53,180

Top paying States for this occupation:

Massachusetts: $64,230
New York: $62,920
District of Columbia: $59,770
Washington: $59,740
Rhode Island: $59,600

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division: $58,310
Lubbock, TX: $47,530
Anchorage, AK: $51,920
Naples-Marco Island, FL: $54,800
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division: $46,640

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Peabody, MA NECTA Division: $70,170
Syracuse, NY: $68,850
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ: $68,570 
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: $67,260
Fairbanks, AK: $67,080

 

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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