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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
80,270 1.4 % $23.42 $48,720 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.02 $17.70 $22.63 $28.37 $34.60
Annual Wage (2) $29,170 $36,810 $47,060 $59,010 $71,960


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 3,430 0.58 $22.59 $46,980
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,870 0.48 $22.83 $47,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,630 0.05 $29.26 $60,860
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 2,480 0.34 $23.34 $48,550
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,260 1.09 $22.70 $47,230

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 460 4.64 $16.48 $34,280
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 2,010 2.44 $24.27 $50,490
Coal Mining 1,060 2.09 $28.22 $58,710
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 190 1.74 $26.10 $54,280
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,430 1.56 $25.91 $53,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $34.78 $72,350
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 830 0.36 $34.29 $71,330
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 440 0.11 $32.45 $67,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 450 0.02 $31.99 $66,550
Junior Colleges 70 0.01 $29.41 $61,170


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 8,260 0.68 1.23 $21.26 $44,210
California 7,320 0.43 0.78 $26.52 $55,170
Pennsylvania 6,480 1.11 2.00 $22.77 $47,360
North Carolina 4,570 1.04 1.88 $21.00 $43,680
Oklahoma 4,480 2.81 5.07 $23.94 $49,790




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)
Oklahoma 4,480 2.81 5.07 $23.94 $49,790
Wyoming 420 1.58 2.84 $37.20 $77,380
North Dakota 630 1.51 2.72 $25.86 $53,790
Tennessee 3,840 1.30 2.34 $23.84 $49,590
Louisiana 2,350 1.23 2.21 $23.87 $49,640




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 1.58 2.84 $37.20 $77,380
Hawaii 70 0.11 0.19 $28.88 $60,060
California 7,320 0.43 0.78 $26.52 $55,170
Alaska 310 0.98 1.77 $26.36 $54,840
Illinois 3,630 0.61 1.09 $26.15 $54,400





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,770 0.60 1.08 $25.88 $53,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,230 0.75 1.35 $21.48 $44,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,130 0.60 1.07 $22.14 $46,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,030 0.33 0.60 $26.49 $55,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,930 0.20 0.37 $27.84 $57,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,620 0.57 1.03 $22.60 $47,010
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,580 1.63 2.95 $28.15 $58,560
Pittsburgh, PA 1,420 1.24 2.24 $21.13 $43,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,400 0.94 1.69 $26.28 $54,670
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,310 1.07 1.94 $21.68 $45,100