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Salary, Wages, Pay: Precision Instrument & Equipment Repairers




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
Watch repairers 13.87
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.