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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery

Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance. Excludes "Maintenance and Repair Workers, General" (49-9071).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
83,520 1.5 % $22.71 $47,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.56 $17.14 $21.89 $27.60 $33.42
Annual Wage (2) $28,200 $35,650 $45,540 $57,420 $69,500


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,830 0.67 $21.63 $44,990
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,750 0.47 $22.91 $47,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,680 0.05 $27.30 $56,790
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,400 0.52 $22.22 $46,220
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 2,340 0.34 $22.78 $47,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 410 3.82 $15.08 $31,370
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,180 2.70 $24.92 $51,830
Coal Mining 880 1.77 $27.58 $57,360
Fabric Mills 830 1.54 $19.63 $40,840
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,360 1.41 $23.73 $49,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,220 0.56 $33.57 $69,830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 530 0.14 $31.16 $64,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 310 0.05 $29.62 $61,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $29.14 $60,600
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $29.11 $60,540


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 9,180 0.77 1.32 $20.79 $43,240
Pennsylvania 7,990 1.38 2.36 $22.96 $47,760
California 7,470 0.45 0.76 $25.06 $52,130
North Carolina 4,220 0.98 1.68 $20.57 $42,780
Tennessee 3,820 1.31 2.23 $24.05 $50,030




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,010 2.43 4.15 $25.33 $52,690
Oklahoma 3,180 2.02 3.45 $21.46 $44,640
Wyoming 420 1.56 2.66 $34.42 $71,590
Louisiana 2,680 1.41 2.41 $23.29 $48,430
Pennsylvania 7,990 1.38 2.36 $22.96 $47,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 420 1.56 2.66 $34.42 $71,590
Hawaii 140 0.22 0.37 $28.27 $58,810
Massachusetts 1,600 0.45 0.77 $25.41 $52,850
North Dakota 1,010 2.43 4.15 $25.33 $52,690
Washington 890 0.28 0.48 $25.28 $52,580



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,390 0.81 1.39 $21.48 $44,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.48 0.83 $23.20 $48,260
Pittsburgh, PA 1,750 1.54 2.63 $23.03 $47,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.68 1.16 $21.72 $45,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,660 1.76 3.01 $29.70 $61,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.21 0.35 $27.17 $56,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.29 0.50 $23.31 $48,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,270 0.88 1.51 $24.96 $51,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,080 0.55 0.93 $20.15 $41,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,020 0.39 0.67 $19.07 $39,660


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Reading, PA 780 4.53 7.73 (8) (8)
Dalton, GA 260 3.97 6.78 $16.40 $34,100
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 580 3.78 6.45 $22.03 $45,820
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 130 3.11 5.30 $19.69 $40,960
Morristown, TN 130 3.05 5.20 $20.35 $42,320
Enid, OK 70 2.71 4.63 $22.92 $47,680
Burlington, NC 140 2.39 4.08 $15.59 $32,430
Tulsa, OK 1,010 2.36 4.03 $21.74 $45,230
Fond du Lac, WI 100 2.25 3.84 $23.40 $48,660
York-Hanover, PA 400 2.24 3.82 $22.70 $47,230