Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
1,230,270 0.4 % $17.88 $37,190 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.06 $12.85 $16.93 $21.99 $27.53
Annual Wage (2) $20,920 $26,720 $35,210 $45,740 $57,260


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 124,170 22.06 $15.72 $32,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 107,620 1.97 $18.82 $39,140
Activities Related to Real Estate 101,010 17.72 $16.33 $33,960
Traveler Accommodation 70,890 4.07 $15.25 $31,720
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50,560 0.61 $18.25 $37,950

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 124,170 22.06 $15.72 $32,690
Activities Related to Real Estate 101,010 17.72 $16.33 $33,960
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 5,810 12.42 $12.70 $26,420
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 8,790 9.43 $21.10 $43,890
Facilities Support Services 8,290 6.51 $20.29 $42,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 8,910 1.41 $26.46 $55,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,640 1.42 $25.95 $53,970
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,210 0.53 $25.73 $53,510
Metal Ore Mining 390 0.92 $25.69 $53,430
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,130 1.26 $25.28 $52,580


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 112,940 7.90 0.84 $19.38 $40,310
Texas 105,480 9.97 1.06 $15.70 $32,650
New York 92,800 10.86 1.15 $20.13 $41,860
Florida 70,720 9.72 1.03 $15.79 $32,840
Pennsylvania 62,040 11.09 1.17 $17.83 $37,080




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 28,160 15.07 1.60 $16.54 $34,400
Wyoming 3,860 13.88 1.47 $20.02 $41,640
West Virginia 9,500 13.37 1.42 $15.53 $32,310
South Carolina 22,360 12.44 1.32 $17.10 $35,560
Mississippi 13,080 12.10 1.28 $14.03 $29,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 4,020 6.15 0.65 $22.42 $46,640
Alaska 3,690 11.58 1.23 $21.88 $45,500
Nevada 12,390 10.99 1.16 $21.21 $44,110
Massachusetts 21,530 6.72 0.71 $21.14 $43,980
Connecticut 11,390 7.03 0.74 $20.94 $43,560





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 58,960 11.43 1.21 $20.87 $43,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 27,500 7.10 0.75 $19.22 $39,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 27,330 7.51 0.80 $19.74 $41,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 25,980 9.84 1.04 $17.18 $35,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 21,010 9.29 0.98 $17.67 $36,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 19,380 9.24 0.98 $16.96 $35,280
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,860 9.80 1.04 $18.92 $39,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,320 7.39 0.78 $20.75 $43,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 16,520 9.55 1.01 $17.40 $36,180
Pittsburgh, PA 13,160 11.67 1.24 $18.38 $38,240