Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
1,268,930 0.5 % $17.56 $36,520 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $12.76 $16.65 $21.62 $26.72
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $26,540 $34,620 $44,980 $55,590


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Lessors of Real Estate 131,380 $15.17 $31,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 106,680 $18.46 $38,400
Activities Related to Real Estate 87,930 $15.75 $32,760
Traveler Accommodation 64,920 $14.62 $30,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 52,550 $18.44 $38,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,920 $27.68 $57,570
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,140 $27.32 $56,830
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) $25.79 $53,650
Postal Service 10,510 $25.37 $52,780
Other Telecommunications 320 $24.92 $51,830


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Louisiana 28,250 $16.06 $33,410 15.090
South Carolina 25,140 $16.76 $34,860 13.946
Wyoming 3,930 $18.66 $38,820 13.897
West Virginia 9,570 $15.30 $31,820 13.586
Indiana 35,070 $18.26 $37,990 12.579

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 3,750 $21.44 $44,600 12.156
District of Columbia 3,880 $21.33 $44,360 6.083
Connecticut 10,530 $20.55 $42,750 6.388
Massachusetts 21,960 $20.08 $41,770 6.929
Illinois 51,980 $19.95 $41,490 9.113


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 6,520 $23.64 $49,160 24.479
Lafayette, LA 3,010 $16.00 $33,280 20.604
Lake Charles, LA 1,810 $16.94 $35,240 20.143
Rome, GA 720 $16.73 $34,790 19.059
Farmington, NM 960 $21.71 $45,150 18.836

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 6,520 $23.64 $49,160 24.479
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,600 $22.62 $47,050 7.424
Danbury, CT 410 $22.59 $46,990 5.984
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 7,120 $22.50 $46,800 7.247
Monroe, MI 470 $22.43 $46,660 12.410


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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