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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
72,890 1.6 % $23.77 $49,450 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.46 $17.93 $22.85 $28.56 $34.84
Annual Wage (2) $30,070 $37,290 $47,520 $59,410 $72,460


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 2,990 0.50 $23.29 $48,450
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,810 0.47 $23.23 $48,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,430 0.04 $30.38 $63,190
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 2,370 0.31 $23.66 $49,220
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,880 0.26 $21.64 $45,000

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 510 5.38 $17.27 $35,930
Coal Mining 1,000 1.97 $28.13 $58,500
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,510 1.77 $24.20 $50,340
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,200 1.29 $28.75 $59,790
Fabric Mills 670 1.28 $20.90 $43,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $41.37 $86,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $32.95 $68,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,430 0.04 $30.38 $63,190
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 250 0.07 $30.08 $62,560
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,200 1.29 $28.75 $59,790


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 6,860 0.55 1.11 $22.00 $45,760
California 6,740 0.39 0.78 $27.10 $56,370
North Carolina 4,720 1.06 2.13 $20.92 $43,510
Oklahoma 4,600 2.84 5.73 $24.14 $50,210
Pennsylvania 4,190 0.71 1.43 $22.98 $47,800




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 4,600 2.84 5.73 $24.14 $50,210
Wyoming 500 1.82 3.67 $31.85 $66,250
Louisiana 2,530 1.32 2.65 $22.52 $46,850
North Dakota 460 1.08 2.18 $25.39 $52,810
North Carolina 4,720 1.06 2.13 $20.92 $43,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.15 0.29 $33.42 $69,510
Utah 1,090 0.73 1.47 $31.98 $66,520
Wyoming 500 1.82 3.67 $31.85 $66,250
Alaska 180 0.58 1.17 $29.04 $60,400
Nevada 390 0.28 0.56 $27.14 $56,450





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 2,380 0.51 1.02 $25.64 $53,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,010 0.32 0.65 $27.89 $58,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,940 0.20 0.40 $27.62 $57,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,640 0.45 0.91 $22.44 $46,680
Tulsa, OK 1,300 2.92 5.88 $23.55 $48,990
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,190 0.95 1.92 $21.93 $45,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,090 0.71 1.42 $26.36 $54,830
Oklahoma City, OK 1,020 1.62 3.27 $20.95 $43,590
Pittsburgh, PA 970 0.84 1.69 $21.21 $44,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 950 0.33 0.67 $21.98 $45,730