Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

49-9042 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. Exclude "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

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)
1,291,030 0.6 % $15.52 $32,290 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $11.21 $14.87 $19.27 $23.65
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $23,320 $30,930 $40,090 $49,190

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Lessors of real estate 119,120 $12.90 $26,840
Local government (OES designation) 88,720 $15.96 $33,190
Activities related to real estate 67,970 $13.45 $27,980
Traveler accommodation 61,540 $12.70 $26,410
Elementary and secondary schools 55,320 $15.50 $32,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other telecommunications 140 $25.98 $54,030
Telecommunications resellers (7) $25.95 $53,970
Satellite telecommunications 630 $24.49 $50,950
Motor vehicle manufacturing 6,020 $23.85 $49,620
Power generation and supply 7,610 $23.17 $48,200

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
South Carolina 25,560 $15.02 $31,230 1.426%
Indiana 36,590 $15.77 $32,810 1.271%
North Carolina 46,630 $15.51 $32,270 1.237%
Louisiana 22,590 $13.52 $28,110 1.211%
West Virginia 8,370 $12.62 $26,240 1.208%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 3,260 $19.83 $41,260 1.102%
Connecticut 11,270 $18.16 $37,780 0.687%
Illinois 51,670 $17.76 $36,940 0.900%
Michigan 45,390 $17.62 $36,650 1.050%
Massachusetts 22,020 $17.53 $36,460 0.704%

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
Danville, VA MSA 960 $14.89 $30,960 2.209%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV MSA 960 $13.19 $27,440 2.012%
Sumter, SC MSA 710 $13.27 $27,610 1.897%
Killeen-Temple, TX MSA 1,860 $10.96 $22,800 1.790%
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 3,530 $18.06 $37,570 1.733%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Bloomington-Normal, IL MSA 830 $21.12 $43,930 0.988%
San Jose, CA PMSA 7,290 $19.90 $41,400 0.855%
Anchorage, AK MSA 1,260 $19.90 $41,390 0.894%
Oakland, CA PMSA 8,830 $19.69 $40,960 0.877%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 8,680 $19.40 $40,360 0.912%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

All Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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