Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
SOC: 49-9095.00


Move or install mobile homes or prefabricated buildings.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
4,000 employed

Projected (2024):
2,800 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:

  • Concrete Craftsman
  • Custom Home Installer
  • Delivery Crew Member
  • Delivery Crew Worker
  • Fabrication and Layout Craftsman
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Housetrailer Servicer
  • Manufactured Buildings Repairer
  • Master Craftsman
  • Mobile Home Installer
  • Mobile Home Laborer
  • Mobile Home Mechanic
  • Mobile Home Servicer
  • Mobile Home Set-Up Person
  • Mobile Home Technician
  • Mobile Homes Repairer
  • Modular Home Crew Member
  • Modular Set Crew Member
  • Set Up Technician
  • Truck Driver
  • Utility Worker
  • Window and Siding Craftsman

  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed


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


    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
  • Science
  • 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
  • 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
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • 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, trimming edges to fit, using jackplanes or drawknives.
  • Connect electrical systems to outside power sources and activate switches to test the operation of appliances and light fixtures.
  • Refinish wood surfaces on cabinets, doors, moldings, and floors, using power sanders, putty, spray equipment, brushes, paints, or varnishes.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Beam type torque wrenches
  • Carpenters' levels
  • Caulking guns
  • Claw hammers
  • Come-along hand winches
  • Cordless nail guns
  • Digital ohmmeters
  • Digital pressure gauges
  • Drawknives
  • Electric air compressors
  • Flat cold chisel
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Jackplanes
  • Lug nut connectors
  • Measuring tapes
  • Mercury manometers
  • Metal shears
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint spraying equipment
  • Pipe cutters
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Pneumatic staple guns
  • Pocket penetrometers
  • Portable concrete mixers
  • Portable electric drills
  • Portable power sanders
  • Power carpet stretchers
  • Power screwdrivers
  • Ratchet wrenches
  • Rubber mallets
  • Slotted screwdrivers
  • Socket wrench sets
  • Soil torque probes
  • Soldering irons
  • Tracked excavators
  • Trailer moving trucks
  • Water levels
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Web browser software

  • installation maintenance and repair

    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990