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Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Page updated 5/13/2015

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Excludes "Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment Employment
RSE
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage
Wage RSE
6,850 7.9 % $16.27 $33,850 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.25 $11.56 $14.95 $19.25 $25.71
Annual Wage $19,240 $24,050 $31,090 $40,050 $53,470


Industry profile for this occupation:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,050 1.04 $15.94 $33,150
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.42 $14.66 $30,480
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 430 0.16 $20.35 $42,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 0.00 $24.89 $51,770
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.02 $18.70 $38,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.42 $14.66 $30,480
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,050 1.04 $15.94 $33,150
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 430 0.16 $20.35 $42,320
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.02 $18.70 $38,890
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 30 0.01 $10.28 $21,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130   $24.89 $51,770
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 430 0.16 $20.35 $42,320
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.02 $18.70 $38,890
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 5,050 1.04 $15.94 $33,150
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.42 $14.66 $30,480


Geographic profile for this occupation:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Texas 660 0.06 1.20 $17.96 $37,360
California 520 0.04 0.69 $16.48 $34,290
Pennsylvania 450 0.08 1.50 $17.07 $35,510
New York 420 0.05 0.93 $13.45 $27,970
Florida 400 0.06 1.04 $15.52 $32,290




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Kansas 180 0.14 2.59 $18.77 $39,030
Indiana 360 0.13 2.47 $15.00 $31,210
Massachusetts 310 0.10 1.87 $19.99 $41,570
Maryland 230 0.09 1.73 $20.47 $42,590
Iowa 130 0.09 1.62 $14.82 $30,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Maryland 230 0.09 1.73 $20.47 $42,590
Massachusetts 310 0.10 1.87 $19.99 $41,570
Kansas 180 0.14 2.59 $18.77 $39,030
Michigan 130 0.03 0.65 $18.29 $38,030





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 1.07 $12.26 $25,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.10 1.91 $16.72 $34,770
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 2.71 $16.94 $35,230
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 120 0.13 2.49 $15.11 $31,440
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.46 8.59 $13.96 $29,030
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.50 $20.89 $43,450
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 0.87 $22.35 $46,480
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 50 0.27 4.96 $26.06 $54,200
Knoxville, TN 50 0.15 2.86 $17.81 $37,050
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.26 4.79 $14.50 $30,150




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.46 8.59 $13.96 $29,030
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.36 6.65 $13.33 $27,720
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 50 0.27 4.96 $26.06 $54,200
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 50 0.26 4.79 $14.50 $30,150
Knoxville, TN 50 0.15 2.86 $17.81 $37,050
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 2.71 $16.94 $35,230
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 120 0.13 2.49 $15.11 $31,440
Albuquerque, NM 50 0.13 2.39 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.10 1.91 $16.72 $34,770
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.50 $20.89 $43,450




About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.