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

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Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
Jun.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

1,347.8 1,355.0 (p)1,353.8 (p)1,357.8

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

1,080.0 1,090.4 (p)1,094.2  

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

1.3% 2.0% 3.0% 4.4%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Automotive body and related repairers

101,080

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

231,810

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

151,810

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

51,510

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

20,630

Painters, transportation equipment

27,460

(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

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Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Average hourly earnings

$23.75 $23.62 $23.74 (p)$23.67

Average weekly hours

36.4 36.8 36.8 (p)36.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Average hourly earnings

$21.43 $21.17 $21.26 (p)$21.29

Average weekly hours

35.9 36.5 36.6 (p)36.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive body and related repairers

20.56 22.30 42,760 46,390

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

18.39 19.79 38,250 41,160

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

11.13 11.74 23,160 24,430

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

28.26 30.12 58,770 62,660

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

12.66 13.38 26,320 27,830

Painters, transportation equipment

20.58 22.85 42,810 47,540

(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 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

111 125 149 134

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

Data series 2017

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

Total recordable cases

2.6

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

1.4

Cases involving days away from work

1.1

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.3

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

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1st quarter
2018
2nd quarter
2018
3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)228,854 (p)229,810 (p)230,731 (p)231,245

Local government

(p)594 (p)594 (p)595 (p)598

State government

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

Federal government

(p)42 (p)41 (p)39 (p)39

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: July 19, 2019