Maintenance & repair workers, general

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Total Workforce

549k

Average Age

44.9

Average Salary

$48,392

Average Male Salary

$48,746

Average Female Salary

$39,594

About

Maintenance & repair workers, general are most often employed by the Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers industry. The average yearly wage for Maintenance & repair workers, general was $48,392 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Maintenance & repair workers, general by wage are Surgical technologists, Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, and Dietitians & nutritionists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Maintenance & repair workers, general are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, Cleveland City PUMA, TN, and Minot City PUMA, ND. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Maintenance & repair workers, general are Cleveland City PUMA, TN, Walton, Morgan & Jasper Counties PUMA, GA, and Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Maintenance & repair workers, general and on wages and locations for those in the field. Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers is the industry that employs the most Maintenance & repair workers, general, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Maintenance & repair workers, general, by average wage, is Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers. Maintenance & repair workers, general are paid most in Lansdale Borough PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Cleveland City PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,392

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,077

In 2018, Maintenance & repair workers, general earned an average of $48,392, $5,496 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Dietitians & nutritionists make somewhat more than Maintenance & repair workers, general while Surgical technologists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Maintenance & repair workers, general as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.304

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Maintenance & repair workers, general had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Maintenance & repair workers, general (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Maintenance & repair workers, general.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Maintenance & repair workers, general.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Maintenance & repair workers, general, by number of employees, are Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers, Elementary & secondary schools, and Traveler accommodation.

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Industries by Share

549k

2018 Workforce

± 18,158

5.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.5%

The number of people employed as Maintenance & repair workers, general has been growing at a rate of 5.2%, from 521,875 people in 2017 to 549,038 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Maintenance & repair workers, general employed by various industries. Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers employs the largest share of Maintenance & repair workers, general at  5.85%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 3.3% and Traveler accommodation with 2.97%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Maintenance & repair workers, general in the US. The average age of male Maintenance & repair workers, general in the workforce is 45.1 and of female Maintenance & repair workers, general is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maintenance & repair workers, general is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

528k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 17,805

21.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,577

96.1% of Maintenance & repair workers, general are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Maintenance & repair workers, general.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Maintenance & repair workers, general

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

66% of Maintenance & repair workers, general are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.2% of Maintenance & repair workers, general, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Maintenance & repair workers, general.

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Age by Gender

45.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.464

41.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.35

The median age of Maintenance & repair workers, general is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 3.91 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Maintenance & repair workers, general from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Maintenance & repair workers, general is Business but a relatively high number of Maintenance & repair workers, general hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Maintenance & repair workers, general from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maintenance & repair workers, general need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Maintenance & repair workers, general need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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