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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes "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)
1,384,240 0.4 % $19.72 $41,020 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.32 $14.21 $18.42 $24.09 $30.00
Annual Wage (2) $23,540 $29,560 $38,300 $50,100 $62,400


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 302,290 18.67 $18.42 $38,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 128,310 2.34 $20.73 $43,110
Traveler Accommodation 88,550 4.43 $17.01 $35,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 63,200 0.74 $20.77 $43,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30,780 0.55 $22.15 $46,060

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 302,290 18.67 $18.42 $38,310
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 8,090 13.87 $14.56 $30,290
Facilities Support Services 8,370 5.40 $20.92 $43,510
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 2,650 5.14 $19.76 $41,110
Rooming and Boarding Houses 530 4.46 $15.79 $32,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,970 0.43 $35.19 $73,200
Natural Gas Distribution 870 0.80 $33.01 $68,660
Postal Service (federal government) 7,640 1.21 $28.87 $60,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,810 0.97 $28.80 $59,900
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 110 0.14 $28.70 $59,700


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 128,560 7.56 0.79 $22.02 $45,800
Texas 112,020 9.25 0.97 $18.26 $37,970
New York 108,050 11.51 1.20 $22.13 $46,030
Florida 89,870 10.44 1.09 $17.15 $35,670
Illinois 63,350 10.57 1.11 $21.36 $44,420




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)
West Virginia 9,940 14.27 1.49 $16.49 $34,290
Alaska 4,390 13.91 1.45 $24.33 $50,610
South Carolina 27,750 13.46 1.41 $17.72 $36,850
Wyoming 3,390 12.59 1.32 $19.72 $41,020
Wisconsin 34,600 12.15 1.27 $20.11 $41,840




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 4,660 6.54 0.68 $25.27 $52,570
Alaska 4,390 13.91 1.45 $24.33 $50,610
Connecticut 12,050 7.26 0.76 $23.07 $47,990
Massachusetts 24,260 6.79 0.71 $22.82 $47,460
Hawaii 7,180 11.19 1.17 $22.75 $47,310





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 99,520 10.48 1.10 $22.94 $47,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,600 9.82 1.03 $22.16 $46,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 44,110 7.21 0.75 $21.19 $44,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 31,300 8.77 0.92 $20.38 $42,390
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 29,790 11.50 1.20 $17.43 $36,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 26,890 9.02 0.94 $18.95 $39,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 23,370 8.20 0.86 $21.06 $43,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 23,210 7.40 0.77 $23.18 $48,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 22,510 8.39 0.88 $18.71 $38,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 19,530 9.84 1.03 $22.47 $46,740