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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
1,357,630 0.5 % $ 21.05 $ 43,790 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.56 $ 15.40 $ 19.64 $ 25.55 $ 31.53
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,130 $ 32,020 $ 40,850 $ 53,150 $ 65,590


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 310,260 18.80 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 131,210 2.43 $ 21.70 $ 45,130
Traveler Accommodation 70,190 4.63 $ 18.11 $ 37,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 65,400 0.79 $ 22.05 $ 45,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 32,650 1.08 $ 22.10 $ 45,970

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 310,260 18.80 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 7,460 14.69 $ 15.75 $ 32,760
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 3,080 5.76 $ 22.95 $ 47,740
Rooming and Boarding Houses 540 5.42 $ 17.65 $ 36,720
Facilities Support Services 8,530 5.30 $ 21.55 $ 44,820

Top paying industries for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,230 0.51 $ 35.57 $ 73,980
Natural Gas Distribution 1,140 1.05 $ 33.26 $ 69,180
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,890 0.25 $ 31.42 $ 65,350
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,000 1.14 $ 31.02 $ 64,510
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,960 0.91 $ 30.95 $ 64,370


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.





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 131,010 7.97 0.82 $ 23.61 $ 49,110
New York 116,330 13.38 1.37 $ 23.55 $ 48,990
Texas 113,250 9.36 0.96 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Florida 98,140 11.63 1.19 $ 18.46 $ 38,390
Illinois 63,020 11.20 1.15 $ 22.61 $ 47,040




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)
Alaska 4,420 14.93 1.53 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
New York 116,330 13.38 1.37 $ 23.55 $ 48,990
West Virginia 8,230 12.67 1.30 $ 17.94 $ 37,320
Wyoming 3,230 12.34 1.26 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Mississippi 12,970 12.05 1.23 $ 16.34 $ 33,980




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 4,420 14.93 1.53 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
District of Columbia 4,390 6.39 0.65 $ 25.23 $ 52,470
Massachusetts 24,620 7.35 0.75 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
Rhode Island 4,420 9.97 1.02 $ 24.21 $ 50,360
Hawaii 6,520 11.35 1.16 $ 24.07 $ 50,060





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 104,130 11.79 1.21 $ 24.50 $ 50,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,250 10.37 1.06 $ 23.38 $ 48,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 43,460 7.46 0.76 $ 22.77 $ 47,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 32,450 9.04 0.93 $ 21.14 $ 43,970
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 31,470 12.55 1.29 $ 18.62 $ 38,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 26,130 8.80 0.90 $ 20.96 $ 43,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 21,630 7.16 0.73 $ 24.33 $ 50,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 21,320 8.10 0.83 $ 20.23 $ 42,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 21,180 7.85 0.80 $ 22.62 $ 47,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 20,790 9.86 1.01 $ 20.64 $ 42,940




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 2,080 21.78 2.23 $ 20.54 $ 42,710
State College, PA 1,260 19.57 2.00 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
Dalton, GA 1,140 19.01 1.95 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Panama City, FL 1,390 18.42 1.89 $ 17.44 $ 36,270
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 1,210 18.01 1.85 $ 24.63 $ 51,240
Rocky Mount, NC 900 17.07 1.75 $ 20.02 $ 41,630
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 590 17.01 1.74 $ 21.19 $ 44,070
Glens Falls, NY 780 16.58 1.70 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Carbondale-Marion, IL 830 16.44 1.68 $ 18.95 $ 39,410
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 1,220 16.39 1.68 $ 18.36 $ 38,190