Industries at a Glance

Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 811

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About the Repair and Maintenance subsector

The repair and maintenance subsector is part of the other services (except public administration) sector.

Industries in the Repair and Maintenance subsector restore machinery, equipment, and other products to working order. These establishments also typically provide general or routine maintenance (i.e., servicing) on such products to ensure they work efficiently and to prevent breakdown and unnecessary repairs.

North American Industry Classification System

The repair and maintenance subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in repair and maintenance. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

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Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,253.3 1,258.7 (P) 1,265.4 (P) 1,266.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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998.6 1,000.1 (P) 1,013.3

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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6.1% 7.5% 8.8% 7.5%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

Automotive body and related repairers

96,000

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

231,520

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

134,270

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

51,340

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

22,320

Painters, transportation equipment

24,140

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for repair and maintenance.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in repair and maintenance.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$20.46 $20.53 $20.46 (P) $20.56

Average weekly hours

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37.2 36.8 36.6 (P) 37.0

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$18.50 $18.37 $18.57 (P) $18.48

Average weekly hours

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36.7 36.2 36.4 (P) 36.7

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive body and related repairers

19.16 20.89 39,840 43,440

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

16.55 17.82 34,420 37,070

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

9.26 10.09 19,260 20,980

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

26.57 28.11 55,260 58,470

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

10.95 11.85 22,770 24,650

Painters, transportation equipment

19.70 21.69 40,980 45,120

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in repair and maintenance. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

117 104 108 (P) 110

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.7 1.7 1.7 1.4

Cases involving days away from work

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.0

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in repair and maintenance.

Establishments

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4th quarter
2013
1st quarter
2014
2nd quarter
2014
3rd quarter
2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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223,837 (P) 223,595 (P) 225,356 (P) 226,576

Local government

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596 (P) 595 (P) 597 (P) 594

State government

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28 (P) 28 (P) 28 (P) 28

Federal government

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42 (P) 40 (P) 37 (P) 37

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Data extracted on: April 17, 2015

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