Occupation Snapshot | Maintenance and repair workers, general, 2015-2019 | January 2021
General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.
As of May 2019, there were 1,418,990 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $20.17 and the average annual wage was $41,960.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In private industry for this occupation, there were 21,490 nonfatal injury and illness cases requiring days away from work during 2019. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 204.6.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 78 for general maintenance and repair workers during 2019, compared to 64 during 2018.
Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII and CFOI program concepts and definitions see the SOII Handbook of Methods and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: February 3, 2021