Precision instrument & equipment repairers

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Total Workforce

60.4k

Average Age

43.3

Estimated Job Growth

2.57%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$54,122

Average Male Salary

$56,929

Average Female Salary

$35,326

About

Precision instrument & equipment repairers are most often employed by the Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Precision instrument & equipment repairers was $54,122 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Precision instrument & equipment repairers by wage are Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Chemical technicians, and Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers.

Precision instrument & equipment repairers are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Precision instrument & equipment repairers are Santa Clarita City PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Precision instrument & equipment repairers are Santa Clarita City PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Precision instrument & equipment repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance is the industry that employs the most Precision instrument & equipment repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Precision instrument & equipment repairers, by average wage, is Construction. Precision instrument & equipment repairers are paid most in Santa Clarita City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Santa Clarita City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,122

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,386

In 2017, Precision instrument & equipment repairers earned an average of $54,122, $2,057 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Chemical technicians make somewhat more than Precision instrument & equipment repairers while Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Precision instrument & equipment repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.337

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Precision instrument & equipment repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.337, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Precision instrument & equipment repairers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Precision instrument & equipment repairers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Precision instrument & equipment repairers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Precision instrument & equipment repairers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Precision instrument & equipment repairers, by number of employees, are Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance, Hospitals, and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Precision instrument & equipment repairers, by average wage, are Construction, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

60.4k

2017 Workforce

± 6,031

6.71%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.5%

The number of people employed as Precision instrument & equipment repairers has been growing at a rate of 6.71%, from 56,580 people in 2016 to 60,376 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Precision instrument & equipment repairers employed by various industries. Electronic & precision equipment repair and maintenance employs the largest share of Precision instrument & equipment repairers at  12.6%, followed by Hospitals with 12.2% and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 10.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Precision instrument & equipment repairers in the US. The average age of male Precision instrument & equipment repairers in the workforce is 43.8 and of female Precision instrument & equipment repairers is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Precision instrument & equipment repairers is White.

Gender Composition

52.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,626

7.85k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,175

87% of Precision instrument & equipment repairers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Precision instrument & equipment repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Precision instrument & equipment repairers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

78.3% of Precision instrument & equipment repairers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.75% of Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Precision instrument & equipment repairers.

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Age by Gender

43.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.56

40.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.6

The median age of Precision instrument & equipment repairers is 43.3, and Male employees are generally 3.33 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Precision instrument & equipment repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Precision instrument & equipment repairers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Precision instrument & equipment repairers hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Precision instrument & equipment repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Precision instrument & equipment repairers need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Precision instrument & equipment repairers need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Precision instrument & equipment repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Precision instrument & equipment repairers are expected to see a growth of 2.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

2.57%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Precision instrument & equipment repairers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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