Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,351,210 0.4 % $19.37 $40,280 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.97 $13.91 $18.11 $23.75 $29.67
Annual Wage (2) $22,820 $28,930 $37,670 $49,410 $61,720


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 289,340 18.38 $17.88 $37,180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 126,400 2.32 $20.56 $42,750
Traveler Accommodation 84,910 4.34 $16.70 $34,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools 58,930 0.70 $20.35 $42,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 31,990 1.06 $20.09 $41,790

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 289,340 18.38 $17.88 $37,180
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 7,450 13.21 $14.46 $30,070
Facilities Support Services 8,820 5.62 $20.91 $43,480
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 2,740 5.45 $20.02 $41,650
Rooming and Boarding Houses 590 5.04 $16.26 $33,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 820 0.73 $39.68 $82,540
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,620 0.37 $34.18 $71,100
Postal Service (federal government) 7,560 1.18 $28.44 $59,140
Telecommunications 1,800 0.23 $28.33 $58,920
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,000 1.03 $27.73 $57,680


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 126,420 7.57 0.80 $21.48 $44,670
Texas 108,470 9.12 0.96 $17.71 $36,830
New York 103,380 11.23 1.18 $21.69 $45,120
Florida 85,890 10.20 1.08 $16.87 $35,090
Illinois 61,320 10.34 1.09 $20.91 $43,490




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 9,750 14.16 1.49 $15.76 $32,790
South Carolina 26,860 13.37 1.41 $17.73 $36,880
Louisiana 24,680 12.97 1.37 $17.29 $35,960
Wyoming 3,450 12.87 1.36 $20.63 $42,900
Alaska 3,960 12.46 1.31 $24.87 $51,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 3,960 12.46 1.31 $24.87 $51,720
District of Columbia 5,110 7.22 0.76 $23.71 $49,320
Connecticut 10,920 6.60 0.70 $22.91 $47,660
Hawaii 7,440 11.75 1.24 $22.32 $46,430
Massachusetts 24,270 6.88 0.73 $22.25 $46,280



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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 73,370 10.96 1.16 $22.69 $47,200
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 34,370 9.38 0.99 $21.85 $45,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 31,750 7.17 0.76 $20.77 $43,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 26,430 9.02 0.95 $18.70 $38,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 23,150 8.84 0.93 $18.38 $38,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 20,440 8.20 0.87 $18.82 $39,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 19,290 7.66 0.81 $22.45 $46,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 16,510 8.34 0.88 $18.18 $37,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,440 7.47 0.79 $22.03 $45,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 14,190 8.61 0.91 $22.79 $47,400