Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
90,730 1.3 % $21.18 $44,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.72 $16.16 $20.50 $25.54 $30.01
Annual Wage (2) $26,450 $33,610 $42,640 $53,130 $62,410


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 4,570 0.85 $21.07 $43,840
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,510 0.66 $21.12 $43,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,370 0.06 $24.72 $51,410
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,810 0.42 $20.87 $43,410
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,450 0.51 $19.23 $40,000

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 390 2.98 $15.84 $32,940
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 790 2.81 $15.65 $32,560
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 1,260 2.73 $21.31 $44,320
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,450 1.59 $22.96 $47,750
Fabric Mills 880 1.58 $18.94 $39,390

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 0.13 $28.10 $58,440
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 740 0.67 $27.75 $57,720
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $27.70 $57,620
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 1,290 0.89 $27.17 $56,510
Junior Colleges 100 0.01 $27.00 $56,160


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 11,810 1.05 1.57 $20.69 $43,040
California 7,310 0.48 0.72 $21.17 $44,040
Illinois 5,590 0.97 1.44 $23.16 $48,180
Pennsylvania 4,630 0.82 1.22 $21.84 $45,430
Wisconsin 4,550 1.67 2.48 $22.71 $47,230



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 4,550 1.67 2.48 $22.71 $47,230
North Dakota 670 1.53 2.28 $24.41 $50,780
Oklahoma 2,170 1.37 2.04 $19.70 $40,970
Alaska 440 1.36 2.03 $26.66 $55,450
Tennessee 3,620 1.32 1.96 $19.95 $41,490



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 440 1.36 2.03 $26.66 $55,450
New York 2,960 0.34 0.50 $25.95 $53,970
Wyoming 290 1.02 1.52 $25.85 $53,760
Nevada 470 0.40 0.59 $25.74 $53,540
District of Columbia 210 0.31 0.46 $25.14 $52,280




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 2,930 0.78 1.16 $23.47 $48,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,890 1.02 1.52 $21.10 $43,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.59 0.88 $21.29 $44,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.71 1.06 $20.53 $42,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,240 0.52 0.77 $18.56 $38,590
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,190 1.45 2.16 $24.32 $50,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,070 0.82 1.22 $22.39 $46,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.19 0.28 $29.30 $60,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 950 0.76 1.14 $21.54 $44,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 870 0.46 0.69 $24.22 $50,370



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)
Wichita Falls, TX 250 4.50 6.71 $17.02 $35,390
Sheboygan, WI 260 4.45 6.63 $22.66 $47,140
Odessa, TX 310 4.27 6.35 $19.46 $40,470
Midland, TX 330 3.74 5.57 $22.27 $46,330
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 510 3.56 5.30 $18.11 $37,660
Logan, UT-ID 170 3.21 4.79 $19.92 $41,430
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 290 2.95 4.39 $19.33 $40,200
Victoria, TX 150 2.89 4.30 $19.68 $40,930
Dalton, GA 170 2.66 3.96 $16.89 $35,130
La Crosse, WI-MN 190 2.63 3.92 $21.61 $44,960