Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
1,314,560 0.4 % $18.73 $38,950 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.44 $13.41 $17.61 $23.05 $28.88
Annual Wage (2) $21,700 $27,890 $36,630 $47,950 $60,060


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 133,470 22.99 $16.85 $35,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 119,430 2.23 $19.73 $41,040
Activities Related to Real Estate 119,200 18.78 $17.19 $35,750
Traveler Accommodation 77,950 4.11 $16.03 $33,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 54,620 0.65 $19.43 $40,410

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 133,470 22.99 $16.85 $35,060
Activities Related to Real Estate 119,200 18.78 $17.19 $35,750
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 7,560 14.48 $14.19 $29,510
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 18,610 6.43 $17.60 $36,600
Facilities Support Services 8,720 6.09 $20.37 $42,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,530 0.26 $28.63 $59,560
Postal Service 7,390 1.20 $28.31 $58,880
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,980 1.27 $27.91 $58,050
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,540 0.75 $27.23 $56,630
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,380 0.33 $26.98 $56,110


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 118,220 7.63 0.80 $20.84 $43,350
Texas 113,460 9.80 1.03 $16.97 $35,300
New York 97,480 10.85 1.14 $20.75 $43,170
Florida 80,190 10.12 1.06 $16.34 $33,990
Pennsylvania 58,550 10.25 1.08 $18.58 $38,640



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 28,770 14.84 1.56 $17.47 $36,340
West Virginia 10,390 14.70 1.54 $14.73 $30,630
Wyoming 3,850 13.58 1.42 $21.67 $45,080
South Carolina 24,740 12.83 1.35 $17.37 $36,130
Alaska 4,110 12.57 1.32 $23.90 $49,710



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,110 12.57 1.32 $23.90 $49,710
District of Columbia 4,160 6.16 0.65 $22.05 $45,870
Wyoming 3,850 13.58 1.42 $21.67 $45,080
Connecticut 10,290 6.20 0.65 $21.58 $44,890
Hawaii 7,240 11.68 1.23 $21.55 $44,820




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 71,040 10.96 1.15 $21.29 $44,290
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 31,240 8.75 0.92 $21.36 $44,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,590 7.21 0.76 $21.34 $44,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 27,840 9.50 1.00 $18.45 $38,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 23,030 9.29 0.97 $18.24 $37,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 22,730 9.76 1.02 $17.84 $37,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,360 7.18 0.75 $21.71 $45,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 15,770 8.41 0.88 $17.82 $37,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,880 7.38 0.77 $21.64 $45,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 13,720 8.93 0.94 $21.61 $44,940