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

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 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Industry profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Geographic profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery

National estimates for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
57,660 1.5 % $ 25.75 $ 53,570 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.83 $ 19.49 $ 23.51 $ 29.45 $ 36.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,010 $ 40,540 $ 48,900 $ 61,250 $ 76,110


Industry profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,570 0.66 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,230 0.38 $ 25.15 $ 52,320
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,780 0.25 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,690 0.03 $ 29.37 $ 61,100
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,630 0.24 $ 25.81 $ 53,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 420 5.35 $ 19.32 $ 40,180
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,330 1.52 $ 32.36 $ 67,300
Fabric Mills 440 0.96 $ 20.83 $ 43,330
Grain and Oilseed Milling 500 0.79 $ 27.12 $ 56,410
Rubber Product Manufacturing 960 0.75 $ 28.40 $ 59,060

Top paying industries for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $ 44.67 $ 92,910
Scheduled Air Transportation 130 0.03 $ 41.95 $ 87,250
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 50 0.16 $ 40.29 $ 83,800
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $ 37.19 $ 77,350
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 1,300 0.37 $ 34.27 $ 71,280


Geographic profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

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



Map of employment of maintenance workers, machinery by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 5,340 1.79 4.37 $ 24.63 $ 51,220
Texas 4,580 0.37 0.92 $ 25.19 $ 52,390
California 3,930 0.24 0.58 $ 28.74 $ 59,780
Oklahoma 3,760 2.41 5.89 $ 25.66 $ 53,380
New York 2,960 0.34 0.84 $ 28.03 $ 58,300


Map of location quotient of maintenance workers, machinery by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 3,760 2.41 5.89 $ 25.66 $ 53,380
Tennessee 5,340 1.79 4.37 $ 24.63 $ 51,220
Utah 2,090 1.35 3.29 $ 26.01 $ 54,100
Kentucky 2,430 1.32 3.23 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Louisiana 2,090 1.17 2.85 $ 23.47 $ 48,820


Map of annual mean wages of maintenance workers, machinery by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 300 1.14 2.78 $ 35.54 $ 73,920
Alaska 100 0.32 0.79 $ 33.73 $ 70,160
North Dakota 70 0.17 0.43 $ 30.85 $ 64,160
New Hampshire 170 0.27 0.67 $ 29.05 $ 60,420
California 3,930 0.24 0.58 $ 28.74 $ 59,780



Map of employment of maintenance workers, machinery by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

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 1,590 0.18 0.45 $ 30.59 $ 63,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,230 0.22 0.53 $ 29.70 $ 61,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,220 0.34 0.83 $ 24.32 $ 50,590
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,160 1.18 2.89 $ 25.42 $ 52,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.38 0.92 $ 28.90 $ 60,120
Salt Lake City, UT 1,080 1.45 3.54 $ 26.40 $ 54,920
Tulsa, OK 1,050 2.51 6.13 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.40 0.98 $ 27.67 $ 57,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 810 0.45 1.09 $ 27.06 $ 56,270
Oklahoma City, OK 790 1.30 3.17 $ 25.44 $ 52,910


Map of location quotient of maintenance workers, machinery by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Morristown, TN 240 5.38 13.15 $ 25.43 $ 52,890
Jackson, TN 220 3.38 8.27 $ 25.39 $ 52,820
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.20 7.81 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
Burlington, NC 170 2.80 6.83 $ 19.76 $ 41,090
Cleveland, TN 120 2.57 6.27 $ 20.79 $ 43,250
Tulsa, OK 1,050 2.51 6.13 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Enid, OK 60 2.38 5.82 $ 22.51 $ 46,820
Knoxville, TN 730 1.91 4.66 $ 24.03 $ 49,990
Monroe, LA 130 1.83 4.48 $ 22.31 $ 46,410
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 170 1.78 4.35 $ 26.85 $ 55,850


Map of annual mean wages of maintenance workers, machinery by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Savannah, GA 160 0.90 2.20 $ 36.67 $ 76,260
Cedar Rapids, IA 130 0.98 2.39 $ 34.13 $ 70,980
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 0.22 0.55 $ 33.64 $ 69,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.16 0.39 $ 33.62 $ 69,940
New Bedford, MA 30 0.56 1.36 $ 33.04 $ 68,710
Fort Collins, CO 120 0.76 1.87 $ 32.56 $ 67,720
Farmington, NM 30 0.84 2.05 $ 32.54 $ 67,680
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.45 1.10 $ 32.34 $ 67,260
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 0.18 $ 31.67 $ 65,880
Brunswick, GA 30 0.76 1.86 $ 30.76 $ 63,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 470 3.74 9.13 $ 27.75 $ 57,720
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 470 2.69 6.58 $ 24.46 $ 50,880
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 460 2.81 6.87 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 440 4.21 10.27 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 430 3.79 9.25 $ 28.88 $ 60,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 440 4.21 10.27 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 430 3.79 9.25 $ 28.88 $ 60,070
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 470 3.74 9.13 $ 27.75 $ 57,720
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 320 3.49 8.52 $ 22.34 $ 46,470
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 160 3.11 7.60 $ 33.00 $ 68,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 160 1.66 4.05 $ 37.45 $ 77,890
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.11 $ 37.35 $ 77,690
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 160 3.11 7.60 $ 33.00 $ 68,650
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.76 1.85 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 1.45 $ 29.81 $ 62,000


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022