|Quick Facts: Elevator Installers and Repairers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$70,910 per year
$34.09 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||19,900|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||11% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||2,300|
Elevator installers and repairers install, fix, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other lifts.
Elevator installers and repairers must lift and carry heavy equipment and parts. Workers may be required to work overtime when essential equipment must be repaired, and some workers are on call 24 hours.
Nearly all elevator installers and repairers learn their trade through a formal apprenticeship. A few states require licensure.
The median annual wage of elevator installers and repairers was $70,910 in May 2010.
Employment of elevator installers and repairers is expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. New installation and maintenance of lift systems in stores and residential and commercial buildings should spur demand for workers. Job prospects for entry-level workers should be best for those who have postsecondary education in electronics or who have experience in the military.
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