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Musical Instrument Repairer and Tuners Salary Information

The salary statistics of musical instrument repairers and tuners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of musical instrument repairers and tuners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The musical instrument repairers and tuners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Musical Instrument Repairer and Tuners Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,110
25th Percentile Wage
$28,020
50th Percentile Wage
$36,530
75th Percentile Wage
$47,660
90th Percentile Wage
$59,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for musical instrument repairers and tuners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) musical instrument repairers and tuners is $59,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,110. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 168% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of musical instrument repairers and tuners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,530
4.16% 16.15%
2016
$35,010
-1.86% -
2015
$35,660
7.04% -
2014
$33,150
4.22% -
2013
$31,750
3.53% -
2012
$30,630
- -

Table 2. Musical Instrument Repairer and Tuners Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of musical instrument repairers and tuners in 7 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 musical instrument repairers and tuners occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $62,510. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $23,550).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$62,510
Educational Services
$50,520
Manufacturing
$38,240
Retail Trade
$36,690
Wholesale Trade
$33,600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,040
Transportation and Warehousing
$23,550

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners by States

From the above tables we note that not only musical instrument repairers and tuners 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 musical instrument repairers and tuners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,850 to $51,060. The highest paying state for musical instrument repairers and tuners is Vermont with a median annual salary of $51,060. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $24,850. For more salary information of musical instrument repairers and tuners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Vermont
$51,060
Oklahoma
$46,000
New Jersey
$44,430
Nevada
$43,240
Maryland
$42,820
Washington
$42,660
Pennsylvania
$42,460
New Hampshire
$41,540
Minnesota
$41,390
Missouri
$40,700
Illinois
$39,920
New York
$37,600
Nebraska
$37,500
Kentucky
$37,240
Kansas
$37,040
California
$36,670
South Carolina
$36,570
Massachusetts
$36,100
Arkansas
$35,540
Arizona
$35,050
Virginia
$34,730
North Carolina
$34,670
Michigan
$34,610
Iowa
$34,480
Texas
$34,480
Wisconsin
$34,220
Alabama
$34,170
Connecticut
$34,040
Tennessee
$33,790
West Virginia
$33,600
Oregon
$32,720
Utah
$32,590
Ohio
$32,520
Georgia
$31,910
South Dakota
$30,810
Montana
$30,410
Colorado
$30,380
Louisiana
$29,920
Maine
$29,400
North Dakota
$28,800
Indiana
$28,670
Florida
$27,500
Idaho
$24,960
New Mexico
$24,850



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