Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery

Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance. Excludes "Maintenance and Repair Workers, General" (49-9071).


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)
89,510 1.3 % $20.68 $43,010 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.43 $15.78 $20.00 $25.02 $29.38
Annual Wage (2) $25,850 $32,810 $41,600 $52,040 $61,110


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 5,030 0.96 $20.54 $42,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,560 0.07 $24.37 $50,680
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,070 0.47 $19.98 $41,560
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,980 0.59 $19.93 $41,460
Support Activities for Mining 2,470 0.62 $20.68 $43,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 410 3.30 $15.11 $31,420
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 710 2.56 $14.55 $30,250
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 200 2.25 $27.61 $57,430
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 210 1.72 $20.96 $43,590
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,460 1.60 $22.44 $46,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.15 $28.69 $59,670
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $27.63 $57,470
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 200 2.25 $27.61 $57,430
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 440 0.11 $27.38 $56,940
Support Activities for Water Transportation 340 0.37 $27.20 $56,580


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)
Texas 10,290 0.94 1.40 $19.86 $41,310
California 6,960 0.47 0.70 $21.06 $43,810
Illinois 5,790 1.02 1.50 $23.76 $49,420
Wisconsin 4,460 1.65 2.44 $22.10 $45,960
Pennsylvania 4,410 0.79 1.16 $20.83 $43,320




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)
Wisconsin 4,460 1.65 2.44 $22.10 $45,960
North Dakota 650 1.54 2.29 $24.00 $49,910
Oklahoma 2,130 1.37 2.03 $19.03 $39,580
Tennessee 3,590 1.33 1.97 $19.83 $41,250
Louisiana 2,460 1.31 1.94 $20.12 $41,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 390 1.21 1.80 $27.29 $56,770
New York 2,840 0.33 0.49 $24.83 $51,650
Nevada 470 0.41 0.61 $24.27 $50,490
North Dakota 650 1.54 2.29 $24.00 $49,910
Wyoming 330 1.17 1.73 $23.94 $49,800





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,750 0.74 1.10 $23.89 $49,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,590 0.94 1.39 $20.02 $41,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,180 0.55 0.81 $21.52 $44,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.68 1.01 $20.44 $42,520
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,420 1.10 1.63 $23.33 $48,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.22 0.32 $28.44 $59,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,100 0.48 0.71 $18.22 $37,900
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,060 1.30 1.93 $24.67 $51,320
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 930 1.06 1.56 $19.45 $40,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 910 0.75 1.12 $20.88 $43,430




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)
Cleveland, TN 260 6.59 9.77 $22.55 $46,910
Odessa, TX 270 3.79 5.62 $18.30 $38,070
Danville, IL 100 3.59 5.32 $18.92 $39,360
Midland, TX 290 3.56 5.28 $21.60 $44,930
Wichita Falls, TX 190 3.41 5.05 $16.45 $34,210
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 330 3.37 4.99 $16.83 $35,010
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 280 3.08 4.56 $21.29 $44,290
La Crosse, WI-MN 220 2.93 4.34 $21.29 $44,280
Appleton, WI 340 2.92 4.32 $23.93 $49,780
Lafayette, LA 400 2.58 3.82 $19.49 $40,550