Elevator installers & repairers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
26.7k
Average Age
43.1
Estimated Job Growth
6.57%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$89,614
Average Male Salary
$89,955
Average Female Salary
$77,187

About

Elevator installers & repairers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Elevator installers & repairers was $89,614 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Elevator installers & repairers by wage are Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Computer systems analysts, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Elevator installers & repairers are La Plata Town & Waldorf PUMA, MD, Kaufman County PUMA, TX, and Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Elevator installers & repairers are Kaufman County PUMA, TX, La Plata Town & Waldorf PUMA, MD, and Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Elevator installers & repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Elevator installers & repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Elevator installers & repairers, by average wage, is Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance. Elevator installers & repairers are paid most in Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Kaufman County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,614
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,779

In 2020, Elevator installers & repairers earned an average of $89,614, $33,660 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel make somewhat more than Elevator installers & repairers while Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Elevator installers & repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.256
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Elevator installers & repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.256, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Elevator installers & 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 Elevator installers & repairers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Elevator installers & repairers

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

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Elevator installers & repairers, by average wage, are Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance, Bus service & urban transit, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

26.7k
2020 Workforce
± 4,008
5.26%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 20.5%

The number of people employed as Elevator installers & repairers has been growing at a rate of 5.26%, from 25,327 people in 2019 to 26,660 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Elevator installers & repairers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Elevator installers & repairers at  82.9%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 7.1% and Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 2.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Elevator installers & repairers in the US. The average age of male Elevator installers & repairers in the workforce is 43.2 and of female Elevator installers & repairers is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Elevator installers & repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

25.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,954
712
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 655

97.3% of Elevator installers & repairers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Elevator installers & repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Elevator installers & repairers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

73.6% of Elevator installers & repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.75% of Elevator installers & repairers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Elevator installers & repairers.

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Age by Sex

43.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.81
39.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 10.7

The median age of Elevator installers & repairers is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 3.28 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Elevator installers & repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Elevator installers & repairers is Business but a relatively high number of Elevator installers & repairers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Elevator installers & repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Elevator installers & repairers need many skills, but most especially Troubleshooting, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Elevator installers & repairers need more than the average amount of Installation, Science, and Repairing.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers are expected to see a growth of 6.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers.
6.57%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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