Elevator Installers and Repairers

General Information

Description

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only)

Job Outlook

Employment of elevator installers and repairers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers is closely tied to nonresidential construction, such as office buildings and stores that have elevators and escalators, and this type of construction is expected to increase during the next decade. In addition, the need to regularly maintain, update, and repair old equipment; provide access for the disabled; and install increasingly sophisticated equipment and controls will maintain demand for elevator installers and repairers.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$95,180

State-by-state Salary

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$123,940
$29,660
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 39%
  • Post-secondary certificate 35%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • First professional degree 8%
  • Some college 4%
  • Bachelor's degree 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Design
  • Physics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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