Precision instrument & equipment repairers

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2019 Workforce
53.8k
Average Age
47.3
Average Salary
$54,923
Average Male Salary
$56,401
Average Female Salary
$40,553

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 $54,923 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Precision instrument & equipment repairers by wage are Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Surveying & mapping technicians, and Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility.

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 Oil & gas extraction. 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

$54,923
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,003

In 2019, Precision instrument & equipment repairers earned an average of $54,923, $601 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks make somewhat more than Precision instrument & equipment repairers while Surveying & mapping technicians 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

0.339
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Precision instrument & equipment repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.339, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

53.8k
2019 Workforce
± 5,692
4.78%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.5%

The number of people employed as Precision instrument & equipment repairers has been growing at a rate of 4.78%, from 51,316 people in 2018 to 53,771 people in 2019.

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  16.1%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 15% and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 8.76%.

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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 47.1 and of female Precision instrument & equipment repairers is 49.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Precision instrument & equipment repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

48.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,420
5.01k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,738

90.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

71.8% of Precision instrument & equipment repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.32% of Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

47.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.56
49.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.5

The median age of Precision instrument & equipment repairers is 47.3, and Male employees are generally 2.22 years younger 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 Business but a relatively high number of Precision instrument & equipment repairers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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