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Salary of Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

The average annual salary of installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all installation, maintenance, and repair occupations in the United States. The installation, maintenance, and repair occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,180
25th Percentile Wage
$31,970
50th Percentile Wage
$43,440
75th Percentile Wage
$58,740
90th Percentile Wage
$75,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for installation, maintenance, and repair occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is $75,110. The median annual salary is $43,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of installation, maintenance, and repair occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,4401.50%5.57%
201542,7901.59%-
201442,1101.59%-
201341,4401.01%-
201241,020--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (2016 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all installation, maintenance, and repair occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among installation, maintenance, and repair professions and range from $25,040 to $75,670. The highest paid installation, maintenance, and repair occupations are electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay with a median annual salary of $75,670. The lowest paid installation, maintenance, and repair occupations in the United States are tire repairers and changers with a median annual salary of $25,040. For more salary information about a specific installation, maintenance, and repair profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$75,670
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$68,010
Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$65,350
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$63,540
Line Installers and Repairers
$62,650
Avionics Technicians
$60,760
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$60,170
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$59,280
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$56,250
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$56,230
Rail Car Repairers
$55,000
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$54,520
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$53,640
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
$53,540
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$52,590
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$52,480
Millwrights
$52,440
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$52,260
Miscellaneous Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$50,420
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$50,040
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$49,370
Commercial Divers
$49,090
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
$49,080
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$48,780
Medical Equipment Repairers
$48,070
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
$47,980
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics
$47,690
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers
$47,220
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$45,910
Riggers
$45,690
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
$45,230
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
$45,170
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
$44,550
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
$44,330
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$41,570
Automotive Body and Related Repairers
$41,540
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
$41,060
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$40,930
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
$40,930
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
$40,420
Automotive Technicians and Repairers
$38,860
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
$38,780
Mechanical Door Repairers
$38,480
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
$38,480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
$38,470
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$37,820
Home Appliance Repairers
$37,570
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
$37,410
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
$37,100
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
$36,940
Watch Repairers
$36,740
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
$36,430
Small Engine Mechanics
$35,280
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
$35,010
Motorcycle Mechanics
$34,720
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
$34,340
Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
$34,170
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
$33,730
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
$33,070
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
$32,220
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
$29,810
Bicycle Repairers
$27,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
$27,510
Fabric Menders, Except Garment
$26,920
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$26,140
Tire Repairers and Changers
$25,040