The following tabulation shows median hourly earnings for various precision instrument and equipment repairers in May 2004:
|Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other||$21.25|
|Medical equipment repairers||17.90|
|Camera and photographic equipment repairers||15.54|
|Musical instrument repairers and tuners||13.47|
Earnings ranged from less than $7.94 for the lowest 10 percent of musical instrument repairers and tuners to more than $32.32 for the highest 10 percent in the occupation ďall other precision instrument and equipment repairers.
Earnings within the different occupations vary significantly, depending upon skill levels. For example, a lesser skilled watch and clock repairer may simply change batteries and replace worn wrist straps, while a highly skilled watch and clock repairer with years of training and experience may rebuild and replace worn parts.
Suggested citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos199.htm.