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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes “Facilities Managers” (11-3013) and “Maintenance Workers, Machinery” (49-9043).


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)
1,418,990 0.4 % $20.17 $41,960 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.83 $14.71 $18.79 $24.53 $30.36
Annual Wage (2) $24,600 $30,590 $39,080 $51,030 $63,140


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)
Real Estate 313,450 18.81 $18.99 $39,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 131,510 2.37 $20.96 $43,590
Traveler Accommodation 91,060 4.43 $17.60 $36,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 64,930 0.75 $21.16 $44,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 31,750 1.03 $21.32 $44,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 313,450 18.81 $18.99 $39,510
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 8,290 14.01 $14.99 $31,180
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 2,960 5.57 $21.68 $45,100
Rooming and Boarding Houses 620 5.34 $16.61 $34,560
Facilities Support Services 8,190 4.98 $21.14 $43,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 920 0.84 $32.71 $68,030
Other Pipeline Transportation (8) (8) $30.38 $63,180
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,410 1.03 $30.33 $63,080
Postal Service (federal government) 7,720 1.22 $28.66 $59,620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,440 0.89 $28.48 $59,230


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)
California 135,160 7.78 0.80 $22.58 $46,970
Texas 115,850 9.32 0.96 $18.70 $38,890
New York 112,560 11.82 1.22 $22.34 $46,470
Florida 98,990 11.26 1.17 $17.78 $36,980
Illinois 66,100 10.97 1.14 $21.54 $44,800




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)
Alaska 4,500 14.20 1.47 $24.51 $50,990
West Virginia 9,750 13.88 1.44 $17.02 $35,390
South Carolina 27,430 13.02 1.35 $18.09 $37,630
Wyoming 3,480 12.72 1.32 $20.22 $42,060
Wisconsin 34,080 11.87 1.23 $20.77 $43,210




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 4,620 6.39 0.66 $25.34 $52,720
Alaska 4,500 14.20 1.47 $24.51 $50,990
Connecticut 11,310 6.79 0.70 $23.84 $49,580
Massachusetts 25,810 7.13 0.74 $23.61 $49,110
Hawaii 7,400 11.65 1.21 $23.46 $48,790





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 101,340 10.50 1.09 $23.20 $48,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 46,870 10.02 1.04 $22.29 $46,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 46,260 7.41 0.77 $21.96 $45,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 33,760 9.23 0.96 $20.73 $43,110
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 32,830 12.43 1.29 $18.01 $37,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 27,230 8.92 0.92 $19.55 $40,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 22,860 7.19 0.74 $23.67 $49,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 22,690 8.27 0.86 $19.38 $40,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 22,570 7.85 0.81 $21.46 $44,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 20,370 9.60 0.99 $19.68 $40,930