Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
89,630 1.5 % $22.11 $46,000 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.19 $16.77 $21.42 $26.88 $31.84
Annual Wage (2) $27,440 $34,890 $44,550 $55,900 $66,240


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 4,010 0.71 $21.15 $43,990
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,350 0.58 $22.91 $47,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,670 0.05 $24.57 $51,110
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,570 1.26 $21.37 $44,460
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 1,920 0.71 $24.05 $50,010

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 340 2.71 $16.17 $33,630
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,800 2.15 $25.30 $52,620
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 580 1.95 $16.43 $34,170
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 870 1.80 $22.07 $45,910
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,630 1.63 $23.65 $49,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 910 0.44 $32.60 $67,810
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 600 0.15 $29.69 $61,750
Scientific Research and Development Services 270 0.04 $29.18 $60,700
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $28.39 $59,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 220 0.02 $28.28 $58,820


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 10,490 0.89 1.40 $20.94 $43,560
Pennsylvania 8,120 1.41 2.21 $22.73 $47,280
California 7,270 0.46 0.71 $22.86 $47,550
Illinois 4,500 0.76 1.19 $23.24 $48,350
Tennessee 4,270 1.47 2.31 $22.33 $46,450




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 940 2.22 3.48 $25.01 $52,020
Oklahoma 2,810 1.77 2.77 $20.34 $42,300
Wyoming 420 1.52 2.37 $33.75 $70,200
Tennessee 4,270 1.47 2.31 $22.33 $46,450
Louisiana 2,830 1.47 2.30 $23.04 $47,920




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 1.52 2.37 $33.75 $70,200
District of Columbia 160 0.23 0.37 $27.20 $56,580
Hawaii 160 0.26 0.40 $26.61 $55,340
Alaska 370 1.13 1.77 $25.83 $53,730
North Dakota 940 2.22 3.48 $25.01 $52,020





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 2,870 0.98 1.53 $21.62 $44,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.58 0.91 $22.68 $47,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.44 0.69 $20.19 $42,000
Pittsburgh, PA 1,790 1.58 2.47 $23.30 $48,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.73 1.14 $21.52 $44,760
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,610 1.54 2.42 $23.81 $49,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,400 1.53 2.40 $28.25 $58,750
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.19 0.30 $26.92 $56,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,230 0.48 0.75 $19.64 $40,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,070 0.78 1.23 $22.83 $47,490