Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).


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)
1,249,080 0.4 % $18.13 $37,710 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.13 $12.98 $17.14 $22.28 $27.88
Annual Wage (2) $21,070 $27,000 $35,640 $46,340 $57,990


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)
Lessors of Real Estate 124,220 21.95 $16.10 $33,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 110,090 2.01 $19.03 $39,570
Activities Related to Real Estate 105,990 17.95 $16.60 $34,530
Traveler Accommodation 73,220 4.13 $15.41 $32,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 51,510 0.62 $18.53 $38,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 124,220 21.95 $16.10 $33,490
Activities Related to Real Estate 105,990 17.95 $16.60 $34,530
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 6,300 13.06 $12.86 $26,750
Facilities Support Services 8,820 6.65 $20.43 $42,500
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 5,920 6.49 $22.30 $46,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 110 1.72 $28.17 $58,590
Postal Service 7,710 1.26 $26.91 $55,960
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,590 0.89 $26.75 $55,640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,210 1.34 $26.74 $55,610
Metal Ore Mining 340 0.75 $25.45 $52,930


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)
California 114,320 7.77 0.82 $19.87 $41,340
Texas 108,510 9.94 1.06 $16.12 $33,530
New York 92,990 10.77 1.14 $20.18 $41,980
Florida 70,710 9.49 1.01 $15.85 $32,970
Pennsylvania 62,490 11.13 1.18 $18.20 $37,850




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)
Louisiana 29,020 15.39 1.63 $16.92 $35,190
Wyoming 3,760 13.47 1.43 $20.03 $41,660
West Virginia 9,310 13.13 1.39 $15.39 $32,010
South Carolina 23,910 13.09 1.39 $17.12 $35,610
Alaska 4,050 12.56 1.33 $22.32 $46,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 3,770 5.67 0.60 $22.98 $47,800
Alaska 4,050 12.56 1.33 $22.32 $46,430
Nevada 13,230 11.48 1.22 $21.43 $44,570
Massachusetts 22,500 6.91 0.73 $21.17 $44,020
Connecticut 11,070 6.77 0.72 $21.02 $43,720





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 59,760 11.40 1.21 $20.80 $43,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 28,000 7.57 0.80 $20.04 $41,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 27,350 6.88 0.73 $20.16 $41,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 27,090 9.82 1.04 $17.78 $36,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 22,000 9.53 1.01 $18.34 $38,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 19,590 9.11 0.97 $17.50 $36,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,680 9.61 1.02 $19.63 $40,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,350 7.33 0.78 $21.37 $44,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 15,840 8.89 0.94 $17.62 $36,640
Pittsburgh, PA 13,120 11.60 1.23 $18.75 $39,000