Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,225,450 0.4 % $17.75 $36,930 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.01 $12.81 $16.84 $21.81 $27.30
Annual Wage (2) $20,820 $26,650 $35,030 $45,370 $56,780


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 127,580 22.59 $15.44 $32,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 106,050 1.92 $18.74 $38,980
Activities Related to Real Estate 97,240 17.67 $16.06 $33,400
Traveler Accommodation 68,180 4.01 $15.09 $31,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 49,190 0.59 $18.54 $38,570

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 127,580 22.59 $15.44 $32,110
Activities Related to Real Estate 97,240 17.67 $16.06 $33,400
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,450 12.15 $12.78 $26,580
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 7,460 8.48 $20.59 $42,830
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 15,720 5.83 $16.36 $34,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,230 0.26 $25.94 $53,960
Scheduled Air Transportation 3,350 0.82 $25.90 $53,870
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,020 1.31 $25.45 $52,930
Postal Service 9,850 1.52 $25.42 $52,870
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,180 1.56 $25.12 $52,250


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 110,730 7.89 0.83 $19.48 $40,510
Texas 101,300 9.83 1.03 $15.62 $32,500
New York 92,500 10.98 1.15 $19.43 $40,420
Florida 72,530 10.14 1.06 $15.62 $32,480
Pennsylvania 61,160 11.02 1.15 $17.61 $36,630




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 28,040 15.24 1.60 $16.60 $34,530
Wyoming 3,780 13.88 1.45 $20.12 $41,840
West Virginia 9,500 13.57 1.42 $15.55 $32,340
Hawaii 7,000 12.13 1.27 $20.11 $41,830
South Carolina 21,330 12.03 1.26 $16.82 $34,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 3,610 11.51 1.21 $22.07 $45,900
District of Columbia 3,820 5.93 0.62 $21.93 $45,610
Massachusetts 21,340 6.76 0.71 $21.28 $44,260
Connecticut 10,470 6.51 0.68 $21.06 $43,810
Nevada 12,510 11.24 1.18 $20.64 $42,930





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 58,280 11.51 1.21 $20.03 $41,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 29,400 8.20 0.86 $20.20 $42,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 27,380 7.16 0.75 $19.24 $40,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 25,380 9.95 1.04 $16.98 $35,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 21,770 9.77 1.02 $17.74 $36,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,870 8.74 0.91 $16.80 $34,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 17,820 10.49 1.10 $17.63 $36,670
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,640 9.72 1.02 $19.09 $39,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,950 7.34 0.77 $20.52 $42,680
Pittsburgh, PA 12,260 11.01 1.15 $17.52 $36,440