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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Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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1,217.5 1,216.4 (P) 1,215.0 (P) 1,221.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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993.1 987.2 (P) 984.6

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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5.5% 5.8% 8.2% 5.8%

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Automotive body and related repairers

94,970

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

226,940

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

127,150

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

50,530

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

23,470

Painters, transportation equipment

23,420

(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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Average hourly earnings

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$20.52 $20.39 $20.39 (P) $20.38

Average weekly hours

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37.2 36.9 37.1 (P) 36.9

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$18.23 $18.11 $18.16 (P) $18.21

Average weekly hours

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36.7 36.6 36.6 (P) 36.5

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Automotive body and related repairers

$18.41 $20.21 $38,300 $42,040

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

$16.10 $17.28 $33,490 $35,950

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

$9.08 $9.79 $18,890 $20,370

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

$26.13 $27.63 $54,350 $57,480

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

$10.49 $11.36 $21,820 $23,630

Painters, transportation equipment

$18.63 $21.12 $38,760 $43,930

(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

117 108 (P) 110

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

Total recordable cases

3.3 3.2 3.0

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

1.7 1.7 1.6

Cases involving days away from work

1.3 1.3 1.3

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4 0.4 0.3

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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2013

Number of establishments

Private industry

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(P) 222,118 (P) 222,963 (P) 223,937 (P) 224,439

Local government

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(P) 594 (P) 597 (P) 600 (P) 596

State government

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

Federal government

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(P) 53 (P) 47 (P) 41 (P) 42

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

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Data extracted on: September 16, 2014

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