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Elevator Installer and Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of elevator installers and repairers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of elevator installers and repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The elevator installers and repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Elevator Installer and Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,890
25th Percentile Wage
$56,060
50th Percentile Wage
$78,890
75th Percentile Wage
$97,670
90th Percentile Wage
$114,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elevator installers and repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) elevator installers and repairers is $114,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,890. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 203% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of elevator installers and repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,890-2.51%2.84%
201580,8702.78%-
201478,620-0.03%-
201378,6402.53%-
201276,650--

Table 2. Elevator Installer and Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of elevator installers and repairers in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for elevator installers and repairers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $88,020. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $33,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$88,020
Wholesale Trade
$86,680
Manufacturing
$84,810
Construction
$78,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,860
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$64,280
Educational Services
$62,150
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$60,880
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,770

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Elevator Installers and Repairers by States

From the above tables we note that not only elevator installers and repairers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of elevator installers and repairers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $32,000 to $120,960. The highest paying state for elevator installers and repairers is Nevada with a median annual salary of $120,960. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $32,000. For more salary information of elevator installers and repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$120,960
California
$100,620
Washington
$96,110
Massachusetts
$93,300
Iowa
$91,660
Hawaii
$90,820
New York
$90,150
Connecticut
$89,350
Minnesota
$88,700
New Jersey
$86,900
Kansas
$86,570
Illinois
$85,620
Missouri
$85,290
Maryland
$84,390
New Mexico
$82,530
Colorado
$82,520
Indiana
$81,900
Nebraska
$81,740
Wisconsin
$76,980
Michigan
$75,220
Texas
$73,100
Ohio
$72,940
North Carolina
$72,480
South Carolina
$68,420
Georgia
$67,110
Tennessee
$64,360
Alabama
$63,410
Arizona
$62,200
Pennsylvania
$61,120
Virginia
$59,180
Kentucky
$58,090
Mississippi
$57,320
New Hampshire
$55,310
Utah
$54,120
Florida
$49,420
Louisiana
$35,550
Puerto Rico
$32,000


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