2. Elevator Installers and Repairers
This comes in second as a high paying non-degree job. Those who land jobs or apprenticeships as an elevator installer or repairer, are able to do so by applying with their local Union of Elevator Constructors. To learn the basic skills of the trade, you can acquire training through programs offered by a local educational committee. To become a licensed elevator installer and repairer, one must pass an exam given by the National Elevator Industry Educational Program. Courses are offered by the National Association of Elevator Contractors to earn a certificate as a Certified Elevator Technician.
Other sources of training and skills are two-year technician courses at technical institutes for programs in Mechanic and Repair Technology, Electronics and Repair Maintenance, HVAC Maintenance and Repair, building Management and Construction Trades and other similar courses.
Based on Occupational Employment Statistics, assemblers, installers, repairers and electrical or hydraulic maintainers for elevators for freight, passengers or dumbwaiters are currently in demand in the following industries: Building and Equipment Contractors, Local Governments, Machinery, Equipment and Supplies Traders, Wholesale Electronic Agents and Brokers and Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools while hourly wage rates range from $30 up to $35.70.
Top Cities to Look for Elevator Installers, Repairers Job Openings based on Popularity of Demand Compared to Other U.S. States:
- Honolulu, Hawaii (7%)
- Knoxville, Tennessee (6.6%)
- Syracuse, New York (6%)
- Baltimore, Maryland (4.9%)
- Savannah, Georgia (4.4%)
- Oakland, California (3.2%).
Note: California pays the highest hourly rate at $41.22/ hour, followed by Michigan, Nevada and Wisconsin at $41.19; $41.02 and $40.35 respectively.