Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery

Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance. Exclude "Maintenance and Repair Workers, General" (49-9042).

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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)
90,500 1.2 % $16.23 $33,750 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.57 $12.11 $15.63 $19.81 $24.19
Annual Wage (2) $19,900 $25,180 $32,520 $41,210 $50,330

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 5,510 $15.99 $33,260 1 85
Plastics product manufacturing 4,740 $15.95 $33,170 2 87
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 3,290 $20.38 $42,380 3 10
Animal slaughtering and processing 2,030 $12.75 $26,520 4 151
Fabric mills 1,930 $12.88 $26,780 5 147

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 1,070 $24.20 $50,330 19 1
Monetary authorities - central bank 30 $23.40 $48,670 163 2
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 300 $22.27 $46,330 85 3
Pipeline transportation of natural gas (6) $22.03 $45,830 (6) 4
Other pipeline transportation 50 $21.67 $45,080 152 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Carolina 3,290 $15.21 $31,640 0.187% 300
Iowa 2,230 $14.83 $30,850 0.158% 319
Wyoming 320 $20.24 $42,090 0.133% 126
West Virginia 850 $15.94 $33,150 0.125% 259
Idaho 700 $14.15 $29,440 0.124% 282

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wyoming 320 $20.24 $42,090 0.133% 126
Michigan 2,840 $19.49 $40,540 0.065% 272
Alaska 160 $19.35 $40,250 0.056% 224
Arizona 1,890 $19.04 $39,600 0.084% 219
New Jersey 2,390 $18.84 $39,180 0.062% 349

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jamestown, NY MSA 160 $16.21 $33,710 0.291%
Panama City, FL MSA 150 $16.07 $33,420 0.244%
Enid, OK MSA 50 $15.60 $32,460 0.235%
Sheboygan, WI MSA 120 $17.19 $35,760 0.207%
Lawton, OK MSA 70 $14.71 $30,590 0.191%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI MSA 170 $21.31 $44,330 0.084%
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 560 $21.12 $43,930 0.089%
Oakland, CA PMSA 560 $20.96 $43,600 0.056%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 60 $20.57 $42,780 0.032%
Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA 560 $20.46 $42,560 0.124%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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