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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,570
25th Percentile Wage
$26,340
50th Percentile Wage
$35,010
75th Percentile Wage
$45,750
90th Percentile Wage
$59,350

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 $59,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,570. 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 188% 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 musical instrument repairers and tuners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,010-1.86%12.51%
201535,6607.04%-
201433,1504.22%-
201331,7503.53%-
201230,630--

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

The average salaries of musical instrument repairers and tuners in 6 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 $56,750. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $30,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$56,750
Educational Services
$47,840
Manufacturing
$40,130
Retail Trade
$35,230
Wholesale Trade
$30,860
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,830

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 $23,260 to $43,240. The highest paying state for musical instrument repairers and tuners is Nevada with a median annual salary of $43,240. The lowest paying state is Iowa with a median annual salary of $23,260. 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
Nevada
$43,240
Missouri
$42,100
Washington
$40,850
Kentucky
$40,030
Illinois
$39,920
Minnesota
$38,090
Nebraska
$37,770
California
$37,730
Massachusetts
$37,530
New Jersey
$37,320
Wisconsin
$36,640
South Carolina
$36,200
Michigan
$36,110
Pennsylvania
$35,720
Oklahoma
$35,320
Maryland
$35,270
Alabama
$35,140
Texas
$34,930
Montana
$34,490
Kansas
$33,910
Virginia
$33,620
Ohio
$33,410
Connecticut
$32,990
Indiana
$32,570
Georgia
$31,910
Tennessee
$31,760
New York
$31,350
Oregon
$31,260
South Dakota
$30,810
North Carolina
$30,670
Maine
$29,400
Colorado
$28,630
Florida
$27,810
Idaho
$24,960
New Mexico
$24,850
Iowa
$23,260


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