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Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 811

About the Repair and Maintenance subsector

The repair and maintenance subsector is part of the other services (except public administration) sector.

Industries in the Repair and Maintenance subsector restore machinery, equipment, and other products to working order. These establishments also typically provide general or routine maintenance (i.e., servicing) on such products to ensure they work efficiently and to prevent breakdown and unnecessary repairs.

North American Industry Classification System

The repair and maintenance subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8111
  • Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8112
  • Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8113
  • Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8114

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in repair and maintenance. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

Data series Back
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Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020
Oct.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,282.6 1,305.7 (p)1,312.1 (p)1,330.0

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,026.3 1,041.4 (p)1,043.4  

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

8.4% 8.5% 6.3% 7.7%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Automotive body and related repairers

103,400

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

237,710

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

152,600

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

51,450

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

18,930

Painters, transportation equipment

27,750

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for repair and maintenance.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in repair and maintenance.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

Data series Back
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Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$24.28 $24.35 $24.28 (p)$24.66

Average weekly hours

36.9 36.6 37.1 (p)36.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Jun.
2020
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$21.99 $22.09 $21.99 (p)$22.40

Average weekly hours

36.5 36.1 36.6 (p)36.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive body and related repairers

21.11 22.89 43,920 47,610

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

18.89 20.25 39,290 42,130

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

11.71 12.29 24,350 25,550

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

28.64 30.66 59,570 63,780

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

13.31 14.09 27,690 29,310

Painters, transportation equipment

20.80 23.15 43,260 48,160

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in repair and maintenance. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

125 149 134 130

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2019

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2.0

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.1

Cases involving days away from work

0.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

 

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in repair and maintenance.

Establishments

Data series Back
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2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019
4th quarter
2019
1st quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

230,906 232,092 232,586 (p)233,390

Local government

598 597 595 (p)593

State government

28 28 28 (p)28

Federal government

38 40 41 (p)41

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: November 20, 2020