Elevator installers and repairers install, fix, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other lifts.
Elevator installers and repairers often work in cramped quarters inside crawl spaces and machine rooms, and may be exposed to heights in elevator shafts. Repairers may be required to work overtime when essential equipment needs repair and are sometimes on call 24 hours a day.
Nearly all elevator installers and repairers learn through an apprenticeship. Currently, 35 states require workers to be licensed.
The median annual wage for elevator installers and repairers was $80,870 in May 2015.
Employment of elevator installers and repairers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. New installation and maintenance of elevators and escalators in stores and residential and commercial buildings is expected to spur demand for workers.
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