Bicycle Repairers
SOC: 49-3091.00

Description:

Repair and service bicycles.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
10,800 employed

Projected (2024):
13,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • Bicycle Repairman
  • Bicycle Service Technician
  • Bicycle Technician
  • Bike Assembler
  • Bike Mechanic
  • Bike Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Shop Technician


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    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.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Install and adjust speed and gear mechanisms.
  • Assemble new bicycles.
  • Install, repair, and replace equipment or accessories, such as handlebars, stands, lights, and seats.
  • Align wheels.
  • Disassemble axles to repair, adjust, and replace defective parts, using hand tools.
  • Shape replacement parts, using bench grinders.
  • Repair holes in tire tubes, using scrapers and patches.
  • Weld broken or cracked frames together, using oxyacetylene torches and welding rods.
  • Paint bicycle frames, using spray guns or brushes.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Bench mount stands Wall mount stands
  • Bike cable cutters
  • Box end spanners
  • Cable cutters
  • Cable stretchers
  • Cassette lock ring tools
  • Chain checkers
  • Chain cleaner brushes
  • Chainring nut wrenches
  • Compact scissors
  • Component cleaning brushes
  • Cone wrench sets
  • Crank bolt wrenches
  • Crank pullers
  • Crown race setters
  • Derailleur hanger alignment gauges
  • Desktop computers
  • Floor pumps
  • Folding hex wrench sets
  • Frame taps
  • Handlebar holders
  • Hex tools
  • Linkage clamps
  • Minipumps
  • Multipurpose hammers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Offset brake wrenches
  • Open end wrench sets
  • P-handled hex wrenches
  • Pedal wrenches
  • Personal computers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Point of sale terminals
  • Portable repair stands
  • Precision spoke wrenches
  • Screw type chain tools
  • Shop repair stands
  • Side cutter pliers
  • Spoke gauges
  • Sprocket removers
  • Straight blade screwdrivers
  • Threadless nut setters
  • Three-way hex wrenches
  • Tire levers
  • Wall mount stands
  • Wheel truing stands
  • Inventory management software
  • LightSpeed Cloud
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Pedal Powered Software Bicycle Repair Man
  • Repair Traq
  • RepairTRAX
  • Web browser software


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990