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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Industry profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Geographic profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery

National estimates for Maintenance Workers, Machinery: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
65,240 1.6 % $ 24.98 $ 51,960 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.47 $ 19.02 $ 24.08 $ 29.96 $ 36.44
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,170 $ 39,560 $ 50,100 $ 62,310 $ 75,800


Industry profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Maintenance Workers, Machinery are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,580 0.54 $ 24.35 $ 50,660
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,410 0.43 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 2,230 0.31 $ 24.67 $ 51,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.04 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,760 0.25 $ 22.96 $ 47,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 470 5.49 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,340 1.47 $ 29.43 $ 61,210
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 290 1.34 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Coal Mining 550 1.28 $ 29.81 $ 62,000
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 980 1.18 $ 25.63 $ 53,320

Top paying industries for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 320 0.08 $ 36.94 $ 76,830
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $ 33.89 $ 70,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 710 0.03 $ 31.39 $ 65,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,060 0.04 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.28 $ 30.49 $ 63,420


Geographic profile for Maintenance Workers, Machinery: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Maintenance Workers, Machinery are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 6,220 0.51 1.10 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
California 5,350 0.33 0.69 $ 28.39 $ 59,050
Oklahoma 4,330 2.77 5.91 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
North Carolina 3,900 0.91 1.94 $ 22.14 $ 46,050
Tennessee 3,680 1.27 2.70 $ 23.25 $ 48,360




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 4,330 2.77 5.91 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
Wyoming 390 1.48 3.16 $ 34.96 $ 72,730
Louisiana 2,360 1.31 2.80 $ 24.28 $ 50,500
Tennessee 3,680 1.27 2.70 $ 23.25 $ 48,360
Utah 1,550 1.04 2.23 $ 30.54 $ 63,530




Top paying states for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 390 1.48 3.16 $ 34.96 $ 72,730
Alaska 120 0.40 0.85 $ 30.62 $ 63,690
Utah 1,550 1.04 2.23 $ 30.54 $ 63,530
District of Columbia 40 0.05 0.11 $ 29.64 $ 61,640
Idaho 300 0.42 0.89 $ 29.11 $ 60,550





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,990 0.34 0.73 $ 29.33 $ 61,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,790 0.20 0.43 $ 29.68 $ 61,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,790 0.60 1.28 $ 23.17 $ 48,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,760 0.40 0.86 $ 27.02 $ 56,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,480 0.41 0.88 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Tulsa, OK 1,170 2.73 5.83 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,070 0.88 1.88 $ 22.89 $ 47,610
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 950 0.98 2.10 $ 24.26 $ 50,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 830 0.40 0.84 $ 28.10 $ 58,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 830 0.56 1.19 $ 26.70 $ 55,530




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cleveland, TN 270 5.70 12.15 $ 22.79 $ 47,410
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 620 4.29 9.14 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
Morristown, TN 150 3.39 7.22 $ 24.55 $ 51,070
Lewiston, ID-WA 70 2.86 6.10 $ 31.66 $ 65,860
Jackson, TN 180 2.75 5.87 $ 24.11 $ 50,140
Asheville, NC 510 2.74 5.85 $ 24.46 $ 50,880
Tulsa, OK 1,170 2.73 5.83 $ 24.72 $ 51,410
Rocky Mount, NC 140 2.67 5.69 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
Burlington, NC 150 2.52 5.37 $ 16.36 $ 34,040
Lafayette, LA 460 2.43 5.19 $ 23.02 $ 47,880




Top paying metropolitan areas for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florence, SC 60 0.69 1.48 $ 38.58 $ 80,250
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.39 0.83 $ 37.64 $ 78,290
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 50 0.47 1.01 $ 33.21 $ 69,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.27 0.59 $ 32.02 $ 66,590
Lewiston, ID-WA 70 2.86 6.10 $ 31.66 $ 65,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 500 0.62 1.32 $ 31.28 $ 65,060
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.10 0.20 $ 31.16 $ 64,800
Savannah, GA 120 0.72 1.53 $ 30.63 $ 63,710
Wheeling, WV-OH 80 1.38 2.95 $ 30.49 $ 63,430
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 240 0.63 1.33 $ 29.90 $ 62,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 620 6.70 14.28 $ 31.48 $ 65,470
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 590 3.58 7.64 $ 22.05 $ 45,850
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 550 4.76 10.15 $ 28.39 $ 59,050
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 480 1.77 3.77 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.62 3.45 $ 22.45 $ 46,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 620 6.70 14.28 $ 31.48 $ 65,470
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 370 5.38 11.46 $ 25.21 $ 52,440
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 550 4.76 10.15 $ 28.39 $ 59,050
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 590 3.58 7.64 $ 22.05 $ 45,850
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 320 3.16 6.75 $ 24.57 $ 51,100

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Maintenance Workers, Machinery:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 1.30 $ 33.93 $ 70,570
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 120 1.33 2.83 $ 32.50 $ 67,590
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 620 6.70 14.28 $ 31.48 $ 65,470
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 1.53 $ 29.49 $ 61,330
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 29.01 $ 60,340


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021