Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
88,450 1.2 % $20.28 $42,190 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.08 $15.35 $19.53 $24.62 $29.24
Annual Wage (2) $25,130 $31,920 $40,620 $51,210 $60,810


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 4,830 0.94 $20.01 $41,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,460 0.06 $24.51 $50,980
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,990 0.47 $18.94 $39,390
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,710 0.56 $17.73 $36,870
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,660 1.66 $16.13 $33,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 500 3.73 $15.42 $32,070
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 850 3.04 $14.67 $30,510
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 220 2.58 $28.54 $59,360
Metal Ore Mining 830 1.94 $23.92 $49,760
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,660 1.66 $16.13 $33,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.16 $31.25 $65,000
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $29.06 $60,450
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 220 2.58 $28.54 $59,360
Junior Colleges 150 0.02 $28.11 $58,460
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 90 0.02 $28.04 $58,320


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 8,240 0.78 1.15 $19.77 $41,120
California 6,400 0.45 0.66 $20.88 $43,440
Illinois 5,550 0.98 1.45 $24.85 $51,690
Pennsylvania 4,460 0.80 1.17 $19.29 $40,130
North Carolina 4,160 1.07 1.58 $18.04 $37,520




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)
Wisconsin 3,810 1.42 2.10 $20.89 $43,450
Wyoming 380 1.36 2.00 $22.16 $46,090
Oklahoma 2,060 1.35 1.98 $16.40 $34,100
Alaska 390 1.21 1.78 $26.78 $55,700
Delaware 480 1.19 1.76 $18.56 $38,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 390 1.21 1.78 $26.78 $55,700
Illinois 5,550 0.98 1.45 $24.85 $51,690
Nevada 480 0.42 0.62 $24.17 $50,280
New York 3,560 0.42 0.61 $23.99 $49,890
District of Columbia 200 0.31 0.46 $23.75 $49,400





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 2,790 0.77 1.13 $24.99 $51,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.52 0.77 $19.32 $40,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,860 0.71 1.04 $20.26 $42,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.28 0.41 $27.02 $56,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,330 1.04 1.53 $23.02 $47,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.61 0.90 $19.52 $40,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,050 0.47 0.69 $18.11 $37,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 990 1.23 1.81 $23.12 $48,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 930 0.44 0.65 $20.14 $41,880
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 910 1.30 1.92 $19.77 $41,120