Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery

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

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
89,160 1.4 % $16.41 $34,130 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.63 $12.28 $15.86 $20.12 $24.42
Annual Wage (2) $20,020 $25,550 $33,000 $41,850 $50,780

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) 6,150 $15.89 $33,050 1 90
Plastics product manufacturing 4,490 $16.11 $33,510 2 80
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 3,070 $20.38 $42,400 3 8
Animal slaughtering and processing 2,210 $13.11 $27,270 4 139
Fabric mills 1,980 $13.21 $27,480 5 135

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Power generation and supply 780 $25.02 $52,040 32 1
Other pipeline transportation 50 $23.34 $48,540 142 2
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 330 $22.85 $47,520 83 3
Waste treatment and disposal 70 $21.65 $45,020 133 4
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 420 $21.04 $43,760 65 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 3,280 $15.43 $32,100 0.186% 301
Wyoming 370 $20.12 $41,840 0.154% 148
Iowa 1,870 $14.86 $30,900 0.132% 348
West Virginia 850 $15.72 $32,690 0.125% 297
Ohio 6,140 $18.43 $38,340 0.115% 306

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wyoming 370 $20.12 $41,840 0.154% 148
Arizona 1,940 $19.63 $40,830 0.086% 222
Michigan 2,670 $19.54 $40,650 0.062% 298
Alaska 190 $18.98 $39,490 0.065% 266
New Jersey 2,890 $18.86 $39,240 0.075% 365

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
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA 180 $17.25 $35,880 0.310%
Jamestown, NY MSA 160 $16.52 $34,360 0.296%
Panama City, FL MSA 170 $16.62 $34,560 0.277%
Abilene, TX MSA 120 $13.38 $27,840 0.224%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA 400 $16.90 $35,140 0.213%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 150 $24.63 $51,220 0.100%
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 70 $23.96 $49,840 0.071%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 160 $21.55 $44,830 0.016%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 60 $21.53 $44,790 0.039%
New York, NY PMSA 1,050 $21.27 $44,250 0.026%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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