Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
92,520 1.5 % $21.41 $44,540 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.81 $16.33 $20.80 $25.92 $30.39
Annual Wage (2) $26,650 $33,970 $43,260 $53,920 $63,200


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 4,230 0.77 $20.80 $43,260
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,440 0.61 $22.17 $46,120
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,140 0.06 $23.15 $48,160
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,450 0.36 $21.50 $44,730
Support Activities for Mining 2,250 0.55 $21.71 $45,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 1,630 3.45 $22.14 $46,060
Apparel Knitting Mills 380 2.96 $16.34 $33,980
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 790 2.78 $16.18 $33,650
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,670 1.84 $24.95 $51,890
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 210 1.54 $20.74 $43,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $31.95 $66,450
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.03 $28.88 $60,060
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 550 0.14 $28.05 $58,340
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $26.82 $55,780
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 1,550 1.04 $26.65 $55,430


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 12,860 1.11 1.66 $20.94 $43,550
California 7,880 0.51 0.76 $21.30 $44,300
Pennsylvania 7,000 1.23 1.83 $22.71 $47,250
Illinois 4,790 0.82 1.22 $21.23 $44,160
North Carolina 3,780 0.92 1.37 $19.26 $40,070



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)
North Dakota 1,210 2.70 4.03 $24.33 $50,610
Oklahoma 2,640 1.65 2.46 $19.50 $40,560
Louisiana 2,740 1.41 2.10 $21.03 $43,730
Tennessee 3,660 1.30 1.94 $20.59 $42,830
Pennsylvania 7,000 1.23 1.83 $22.71 $47,250



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 270 0.94 1.41 $27.85 $57,920
Alaska 340 1.04 1.55 $27.37 $56,940
Washington 1,630 0.55 0.81 $25.17 $52,360
New York 3,050 0.34 0.51 $24.82 $51,630
North Dakota 1,210 2.70 4.03 $24.33 $50,610




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,350 1.14 1.71 $21.93 $45,600
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.67 1.00 $20.62 $42,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.55 0.82 $21.13 $43,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.84 1.25 $21.28 $44,260
Pittsburgh, PA 1,590 1.41 2.10 $23.31 $48,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,460 0.59 0.88 $18.32 $38,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.21 0.31 $25.97 $54,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 970 1.02 1.52 $18.96 $39,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 950 0.73 1.09 $20.13 $41,870
Kansas City, MO-KS 910 0.89 1.33 $22.51 $46,820