|Quick Facts: General Maintenance and Repair Workers|
$43,180 per year
$20.76 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|5% (As fast as average)|
General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.
General maintenance and repair workers often carry out many different tasks in a single day. They could work at any number of indoor or outdoor locations. They may work inside a single building, such as a hotel or hospital, or be responsible for the maintenance of many buildings, such as those in an apartment complex or on a college campus.
Jobs in this occupation typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job for several years. They start out performing simple tasks while watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.
The median annual wage for general maintenance and repair workers was $43,180 in May 2021.
Employment of general maintenance and repair workers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 160,100 openings for general maintenance and repair workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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