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Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of precision instrument and equipment repairers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of precision instrument and equipment repairers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of precision instrument and equipment repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The precision instrument and equipment 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. Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,280
25th Percentile Wage
$34,820
50th Percentile Wage
$47,220
75th Percentile Wage
$61,440
90th Percentile Wage
$77,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for precision instrument and equipment repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) precision instrument and equipment repairers is $77,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,280. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 183% 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 precision instrument and equipment repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,2203.35%7.26%
201545,6402.72%-
201444,4002.66%-
201343,220-1.32%-
201243,790--

Table 2. Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of precision instrument and equipment repairers in 18 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 precision instrument and equipment repairers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $77,850. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $34,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$77,850
Mining
$65,610
Federal, State, and Local Government
$58,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,200
Educational Services
$52,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,170
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,260
Wholesale Trade
$50,740
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,370
Manufacturing
$49,830
Accommodation and Food Services
$48,180
Construction
$47,760
Information
$47,590
Transportation and Warehousing
$47,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,690
Retail Trade
$35,730
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,540


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