Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,217,820 0.5 % $17.61 $36,630 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $12.75 $16.70 $21.65 $26.96
Annual Wage (2) $20,800 $26,530 $34,730 $45,030 $56,090


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 128,940 22.72 $15.34 $31,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 107,480 1.92 $18.69 $38,870
Activities Related to Real Estate 92,020 17.03 $15.97 $33,210
Traveler Accommodation 65,640 3.93 $14.82 $30,820
Elementary and Secondary Schools 52,170 0.61 $18.48 $38,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 128,940 22.72 $15.34 $31,910
Activities Related to Real Estate 92,020 17.03 $15.97 $33,210
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,420 12.12 $12.78 $26,580
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 5,820 6.91 $21.71 $45,170
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 15,580 5.64 $15.70 $32,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Satellite Telecommunications 30 0.29 $26.50 $55,120
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,560 1.01 $26.20 $54,500
Other Telecommunications 310 0.26 $26.15 $54,380
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,690 0.90 $25.78 $53,620
Postal Service 10,140 1.51 $25.39 $52,810


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 115,060 8.22 0.86 $19.59 $40,750
Texas 96,490 9.56 1.00 $15.26 $31,730
New York 91,050 10.91 1.14 $19.32 $40,180
Florida 71,330 10.04 1.05 $15.53 $32,300
Pennsylvania 58,080 10.59 1.11 $17.49 $36,390




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 27,420 14.96 1.56 $16.49 $34,300
West Virginia 9,570 13.90 1.45 $15.60 $32,460
South Carolina 23,890 13.68 1.43 $16.44 $34,190
Wyoming 3,600 13.35 1.39 $19.09 $39,710
Alaska 3,900 12.67 1.32 $21.90 $45,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 3,900 12.67 1.32 $21.90 $45,560
District of Columbia 3,740 5.85 0.61 $21.39 $44,490
Massachusetts 20,820 6.68 0.70 $20.84 $43,350
Connecticut 10,400 6.50 0.68 $20.74 $43,140
Nevada 12,030 10.81 1.13 $20.15 $41,900

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 57,510 11.54 1.20 $19.92 $41,440
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 29,620 8.36 0.87 $20.43 $42,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,170 7.64 0.80 $20.01 $41,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 24,200 9.69 1.01 $16.47 $34,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 21,370 9.71 1.01 $18.09 $37,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 17,730 10.53 1.10 $17.57 $36,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,690 8.84 0.92 $16.26 $33,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,040 9.44 0.99 $18.88 $39,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,740 7.31 0.76 $20.33 $42,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 11,860 9.44 0.99 $18.15 $37,750




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 910 21.79 2.27 $16.79 $34,920
Lake Charles, LA 1,890 21.60 2.25 $17.20 $35,770
Lafayette, LA 3,010 21.25 2.22 $17.06 $35,490
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 1,690 18.75 1.96 $16.39 $34,080
Flagstaff, AZ 1,020 18.48 1.93 $16.45 $34,210
Ocean City, NJ 700 18.45 1.93 $17.18 $35,740
Sandusky, OH 620 18.02 1.88 $16.20 $33,700
Morgantown, WV 980 17.02 1.78 $15.37 $31,960
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,800 16.77 1.75 $13.39 $27,850
Danville, IL 450 16.77 1.75 $17.61 $36,630