These workers set up, take care of, and fix many types of goods and equipment.
Overall employment in installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 304,000 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 628,200 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $47,940 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
BLS employment projections, wage, and other data for related occupations not shown in the following table are available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page. Information highlighting physical demands, cognitive and mental requirements, and other qualifications for workers in this group are available in a BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) profile.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2021 MEDIAN PAY|
|Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians||
Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft.
|See How to Become One||$65,550|
|Automotive Body and Glass Repairers||
Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$47,020|
|Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics||
Automotive service technicians and mechanics inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.
|Postsecondary nondegree award||$46,880|
|Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics||
Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, and overhaul buses, trucks, or any vehicle with a diesel engine.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$48,690|
|Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers||
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install or repair a variety of electrical equipment.
|See How to Become One||$61,760|
|General Maintenance and Repair Workers||
General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$43,180|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems.
|Postsecondary nondegree award||$48,630|
|Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians||
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, and other industries.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$53,770|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights||
Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights install, maintain, and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$59,380|
|Line Installers and Repairers||
Line installers and repairers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$74,530|
|Medical Equipment Repairers||
Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.
|Small Engine Mechanics||
Small engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment.
|See How to Become One||$39,050|
|Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers||
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers set up and maintain devices that carry communications signals.
|Postsecondary nondegree award||$60,370|
|Wind Turbine Technicians||
Wind turbine service technicians install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.
|Postsecondary nondegree award||$56,260|
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022