Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,332,480 0.4 % $18.92 $39,360 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.58 $13.55 $17.76 $23.32 $29.16
Annual Wage (2) $22,010 $28,180 $36,940 $48,520 $60,660


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)
Lessors of Real Estate 135,930 23.35 $17.00 $35,360
Activities Related to Real Estate 128,600 19.59 $17.42 $36,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 122,210 2.27 $20.07 $41,750
Traveler Accommodation 78,660 4.09 $16.36 $34,030
Elementary and Secondary Schools 57,340 0.68 $19.71 $41,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 135,930 23.35 $17.00 $35,360
Activities Related to Real Estate 128,600 19.59 $17.42 $36,220
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 7,400 13.85 $14.33 $29,800
General Rental Centers 2,520 6.64 $17.44 $36,280
Facilities Support Services 8,900 5.98 $20.47 $42,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,420 0.25 $29.67 $61,700
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,490 0.35 $29.49 $61,340
Natural Gas Distribution 940 0.83 $28.53 $59,330
Postal Service 7,310 1.16 $28.10 $58,440
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,640 1.20 $27.92 $58,070


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 120,570 7.55 0.80 $21.00 $43,670
Texas 110,920 9.44 1.00 $17.12 $35,620
New York 102,010 11.21 1.18 $21.14 $43,970
Florida 83,440 10.15 1.07 $16.55 $34,430
Illinois 58,940 9.98 1.05 $20.66 $42,970




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 10,200 14.62 1.54 $14.86 $30,910
Louisiana 26,770 13.93 1.47 $17.28 $35,940
Alaska 4,320 13.34 1.41 $24.77 $51,520
South Carolina 25,690 12.98 1.37 $17.38 $36,150
Wyoming 3,560 12.88 1.36 $21.90 $45,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,320 13.34 1.41 $24.77 $51,520
District of Columbia 4,820 6.86 0.72 $23.06 $47,960
Wyoming 3,560 12.88 1.36 $21.90 $45,560
Connecticut 10,510 6.31 0.66 $21.86 $45,460
Hawaii 7,190 11.37 1.20 $21.59 $44,900





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 72,460 11.00 1.16 $21.83 $45,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 34,810 9.57 1.01 $21.46 $44,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30,440 7.21 0.76 $20.94 $43,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 27,840 9.49 1.00 $18.08 $37,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 22,580 8.84 0.93 $17.64 $36,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 22,380 9.21 0.97 $17.98 $37,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,860 7.17 0.76 $22.24 $46,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 16,160 8.35 0.88 $17.53 $36,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,150 7.41 0.78 $21.86 $45,460
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 13,730 8.64 0.91