Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
Move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Seal open sides of modular units to prepare them for shipment, using polyethylene sheets, nails, and hammers. Move and set up mobile homes or prefabricated buildings on owners' lots or at mobile home parks. Inspect, examine, and test the operation of parts or systems to evaluate operating condition and to determine if repairs are needed. Connect water hoses to inlet pipes of plumbing systems, and test operation of plumbing fixtures. Remove damaged exterior panels, repair and replace structural frame members, and seal leaks, using hand tools. List parts needed, estimate costs, and plan work procedures, using parts lists, technical manuals, and diagrams. Confer with customers or read work orders to determine the nature and extent of damage to units. Install, repair, and replace units, fixtures, appliances, and other items and systems in mobile and modular homes, prefabricated buildings, or travel trailers, using hand tools or power tools. Reset hardware, using chisels, mallets, and screwdrivers. Repair leaks in plumbing or gas lines, using caulking compounds and plastic or copper pipe. Locate and repair frayed wiring, broken connections, or incorrect wiring, using ohmmeters, soldering irons, tape, and hand tools. Open and close doors, windows, and drawers to test their operation; and trim edges to fit, using jackplanes or drawknives.
License: Each applicant for certification as an installer shall satisfactory complete an installer's course conducted by the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission (AMHC) and pass a written or oral test prior to being issued a certification to install manufactured homes or manufactured buildings (modular's). Fees are required for installer schools and annual certification/licensing. Contact AMHC for fee information.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $14.25   Entry $29,645.00
Mean $18.66   Mean $38,813.00
Experience $20.86 Experience $43,398.00

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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49-9095.00 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers