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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
data
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
Jun.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,323.6 1,338.8 (p)1,336.4 (p)1,345.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,052.3 1,065.8 (p)1,067.6  

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

5.3% 6.9% 5.4% 6.1%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Automotive body and related repairers

98,860

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

229,510

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

135,740

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

50,220

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

16,320

Painters, transportation equipment

25,350

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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
data
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021

Average hourly earnings

$25.37 $25.15 $25.49 (p)$25.63

Average weekly hours

36.3 37.1 37.1 (p)37.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021

Average hourly earnings

$22.53 $22.58 $22.78 (p)$22.78

Average weekly hours

35.6 36.8 36.9 (p)37.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive body and related repairers

22.08 23.95 45,920 49,810

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

19.61 21.03 40,790 43,750

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

12.64 13.05 26,290 27,150

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

29.41 31.42 61,170 65,340

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

14.07 14.81 29,260 30,800

Painters, transportation equipment

21.08 23.51 43,850 48,900

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage 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 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

149 134 130 139

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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1st quarter
2020
2nd quarter
2020
3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)231,666 (p)231,628 (p)233,438 (p)234,676

Local government

(p)593 (p)593 (p)592 (p)593

State government

(p)28 (p)28 (p)27 (p)27

Federal government

(p)41 (p)41 (p)41 (p)41

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: July 16, 2021