Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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 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)
77,980 1.5 % $19.77 $41,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.68 $14.89 $18.98 $24.08 $28.78
Annual Wage (2) $24,300 $30,970 $39,490 $50,090 $59,860


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,890 0.76 $19.25 $40,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,100 0.06 $22.64 $47,080
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3,070 0.50 $19.13 $39,790
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,380 0.48 $16.30 $33,910
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,350 1.44 $15.42 $32,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 330 3.66 $28.59 $59,470
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,010 3.54 $15.03 $31,270
Apparel Knitting Mills 500 2.97 $14.95 $31,090
Coal Mining 1,430 1.71 $20.25 $42,120
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,350 1.44 $15.42 $32,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 330 3.66 $28.59 $59,470
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 510 0.13 $28.56 $59,390
Junior Colleges 110 0.01 $27.94 $58,120
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $26.88 $55,900
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 100 0.02 $26.85 $55,850


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)
Texas 6,510 0.63 1.04 $19.43 $40,420
California 5,980 0.43 0.70 $20.34 $42,320
Illinois 5,120 0.92 1.51 $24.15 $50,230
North Carolina 3,760 0.98 1.62 $17.81 $37,050
Pennsylvania 3,740 0.67 1.11 $18.90 $39,310




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)
Wyoming 400 1.46 2.40 $24.89 $51,770
Oklahoma 2,110 1.41 2.32 $16.72 $34,780
Louisiana 2,320 1.26 2.08 $19.66 $40,890
Delaware 480 1.19 1.96 $19.01 $39,540
West Virginia 750 1.08 1.77 $20.45 $42,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 280 0.89 1.46 $27.31 $56,810
Wyoming 400 1.46 2.40 $24.89 $51,770
Illinois 5,120 0.92 1.51 $24.15 $50,230
District of Columbia 200 0.31 0.50 $23.06 $47,970
New York 3,520 0.42 0.69 $23.03 $47,900





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,330 0.65 1.07 $24.89 $51,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,880 0.74 1.21 $20.00 $41,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.47 0.78 $19.50 $40,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.27 0.44 $25.35 $52,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,090 0.86 1.41 $23.12 $48,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,020 0.46 0.75 $17.35 $36,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.56 0.91 $18.92 $39,360
Baltimore-Towson, MD 810 0.65 1.07 $14.80 $30,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.39 0.64 $21.02 $43,710
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 750 0.73 1.19 $18.79 $39,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Casper, WY 140 3.50 5.77 $26.35 $54,800
Danville, IL 90 3.31 5.45 $19.64 $40,850
Gainesville, GA 220 3.13 5.14 $15.68 $32,620
Pocatello, ID 100 3.07 5.06 $25.59 $53,230
Morristown, TN 130 2.85 4.69 $22.96 $47,760
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 210 2.37 3.90 $15.93 $33,140
Modesto, CA 340 2.24 3.69 $20.28 $42,190
Odessa, TX 130 2.14 3.52 $20.71 $43,070
Greensboro-High Point, NC 710 2.07 3.40 $18.88 $39,260
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 420 2.05 3.37 $25.04 $52,080