Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,282,920 0.4 % $18.46 $38,390 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.27 $13.20 $17.39 $22.72 $28.45
Annual Wage (2) $21,370 $27,450 $36,170 $47,250 $59,170


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 129,160 22.61 $16.56 $34,450
Activities Related to Real Estate 113,440 18.47 $16.90 $35,140
Local Government (OES Designation) 110,520 2.08 $19.45 $40,460
Traveler Accommodation 74,720 4.02 $15.70 $32,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 53,670 0.65 $18.90 $39,300

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 129,160 22.61 $16.56 $34,450
Activities Related to Real Estate 113,440 18.47 $16.90 $35,140
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 7,040 13.93 $13.33 $27,730
Facilities Support Services 9,130 6.60 $20.17 $41,950
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 17,540 6.17 $16.71 $34,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,530 1.42 $27.98 $58,200
Postal Service 7,710 1.26 $27.76 $57,740
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,460 0.24 $27.17 $56,520
Other Pipeline Transportation 120 1.66 $26.83 $55,810
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,200 0.64 $26.66 $55,450


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 117,520 7.77 0.82 $20.19 $42,000
Texas 111,210 9.90 1.04 $16.61 $34,560
New York 95,800 10.87 1.15 $20.66 $42,970
Florida 75,190 9.81 1.03 $16.20 $33,700
Pennsylvania 61,440 10.87 1.14 $18.54 $38,560



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 30,020 15.67 1.65 $17.25 $35,870
West Virginia 9,820 13.88 1.46 $15.02 $31,240
Wyoming 3,830 13.54 1.43 $20.44 $42,520
Alaska 4,310 13.27 1.40 $23.21 $48,280
South Carolina 22,560 12.03 1.27 $17.51 $36,410



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 3,680 5.46 0.57 $23.39 $48,650
Alaska 4,310 13.27 1.40 $23.21 $48,280
Nevada 13,050 10.97 1.16 $21.47 $44,650
Connecticut 10,560 6.41 0.68 $21.20 $44,110
Massachusetts 22,430 6.75 0.71 $21.00 $43,680




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 62,700 11.63 1.22 $21.32 $44,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 31,120 8.29 0.87 $20.70 $43,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 28,510 7.03 0.74 $20.92 $43,520
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 27,180 9.56 1.01 $18.00 $37,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 24,250 10.16 1.07 $18.51 $38,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 21,310 9.52 1.00 $17.74 $36,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,220 9.25 0.97 $20.02 $41,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,840 7.08 0.75 $21.78 $45,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 15,910 8.71 0.92 $17.50 $36,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,670 6.94 0.73 $21.40 $44,500