Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9063 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners
Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning. Exclude "Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers" (49-2097) who repair electrical and electronic musical instruments.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Play instruments to evaluate their sound quality and to locate any defects. Adjust string tensions to tune instruments, using hand tools and electronic tuning devices. Disassemble instruments and parts for repair and adjustment. Inspect instruments to locate defects, and to determine their value or the level of restoration required. Repair cracks in wood or metal instruments, using pinning wire, lathes, fillers, clamps, or soldering irons. Reassemble instruments following repair, using hand tools and power tools and glue, hair, yarn, resin, or clamps, and lubricate instruments as necessary. Compare instrument pitches with tuning tool pitches in order to tune instruments. String instruments, and adjust trusses and bridges of instruments to obtain specified string tensions and heights. Repair or replace musical instrument parts and components, such as strings, bridges, felts, and keys, using hand and power tools. Polish instruments, using rags and polishing compounds, buffing wheels, or burnishing tools. Shape old parts and replacement parts to improve tone or intonation, using hand tools, lathes, or soldering irons. Make wood replacement parts, using woodworking machines and hand tools. Mix and measure glue that will be used for instrument repair.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.82   Entry $22,492.00
Mean $16.87   Mean $35,089.00
Experience $19.89 Experience $41,382.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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49-9063.00 Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners