Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.27%
  2. State and local government3.40%
  3. Private, not for profit1.42%
  4. Self-employed1.37%
  5. Federal government1.34%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of elevator and escalator installers and repairers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 2,500 openings for elevator and escalator installers and repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$88,540

State-by-state Salary

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$118,840
$51,390
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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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