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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes “Facilities Managers” (11-3013) and “Maintenance Workers, Machinery” (49-9043).


National estimates for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Industry profile for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Geographic profile for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

National estimates for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,416,740 0.4 % $ 21.60 $ 44,920 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.90 $ 16.48 $ 20.76 $ 25.91 $ 30.00
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,910 $ 34,270 $ 43,180 $ 53,900 $ 62,400


Industry profile for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 305,790 18.29 $ 20.15 $ 41,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 133,880 2.49 $ 22.41 $ 46,620
Traveler Accommodation 75,770 5.51 $ 18.70 $ 38,890
Elementary and Secondary Schools 72,070 0.89 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 34,100 1.14 $ 22.33 $ 46,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 305,790 18.29 $ 20.15 $ 41,920
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,340 16.83 $ 15.98 $ 33,230
Rooming and Boarding Houses 720 7.97 $ 17.37 $ 36,140
Facilities Support Services 10,560 6.31 $ 23.95 $ 49,810
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 3,360 6.29 $ 22.28 $ 46,340

Top paying industries for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 80 0.99 $ 44.39 $ 92,320
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,840 2.05 $ 37.55 $ 78,100
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,980 0.51 $ 37.33 $ 77,650
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,490 0.93 $ 35.08 $ 72,960
Natural Gas Distribution 1,050 0.96 $ 35.04 $ 72,870


Geographic profile for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of maintenance and repair workers, general by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 131,460 7.95 0.79 $ 24.28 $ 50,500
New York 126,410 14.58 1.45 $ 24.77 $ 51,530
Texas 118,570 9.70 0.96 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Florida 100,480 11.68 1.16 $ 19.07 $ 39,670
Illinois 64,690 11.51 1.14 $ 23.67 $ 49,230


Map of location quotient of maintenance and repair workers, general by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 126,410 14.58 1.45 $ 24.77 $ 51,530
Wyoming 3,660 14.04 1.40 $ 21.10 $ 43,890
Alaska 3,900 13.16 1.31 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Missouri 34,650 12.70 1.26 $ 20.60 $ 42,850
South Carolina 26,030 12.59 1.25 $ 19.77 $ 41,120


Map of annual mean wages of maintenance and repair workers, general by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 3,900 13.16 1.31 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
District of Columbia 4,590 6.93 0.69 $ 25.61 $ 53,270
Massachusetts 26,600 7.83 0.78 $ 24.97 $ 51,930
Hawaii 6,440 11.74 1.17 $ 24.86 $ 51,710
New York 126,410 14.58 1.45 $ 24.77 $ 51,530



Map of employment of maintenance and repair workers, general by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 111,730 12.87 1.28 $ 25.73 $ 53,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,690 10.79 1.07 $ 24.56 $ 51,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 42,600 7.45 0.74 $ 23.74 $ 49,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 34,320 9.56 0.95 $ 20.14 $ 41,890
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 30,130 12.29 1.22 $ 19.66 $ 40,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 26,700 9.22 0.92 $ 20.41 $ 42,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 23,040 8.68 0.86 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 22,670 8.76 0.87 $ 20.33 $ 42,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 22,170 10.48 1.04 $ 21.54 $ 44,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 20,800 7.09 0.71 $ 24.42 $ 50,790


Map of location quotient of maintenance and repair workers, general by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State College, PA 1,350 21.17 2.10 $ 22.97 $ 47,780
Ocean City, NJ 780 19.86 1.97 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Champaign-Urbana, IL 1,940 19.81 1.97 $ 21.22 $ 44,140
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 700 18.69 1.86 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
Kingston, NY 1,000 18.52 1.84 $ 21.38 $ 44,470
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 670 18.37 1.83 $ 21.78 $ 45,310
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 1,170 18.22 1.81 $ 27.23 $ 56,650
Glens Falls, NY 860 17.73 1.76 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Carbondale-Marion, IL 860 16.87 1.68 $ 19.76 $ 41,110
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 1,250 16.67 1.66 $ 18.04 $ 37,530