Maintenance & repair workers, general

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Total Workforce

522k

Average Age

44.6

Estimated Job Growth

7.85%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$46,042

Average Male Salary

$46,461

Average Female Salary

$36,049

About

Maintenance & repair workers, general are most often employed by the Real estate industry. The average yearly wage for Maintenance & repair workers, general was $46,042 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Maintenance & repair workers, general by wage are Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers, Riggers, and Social workers.

Maintenance & repair workers, general are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Maintenance & repair workers, general are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, Bloomingdale (South), Wayne & Winfield (North) Townships PUMA, IL, and Hendersonville City PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Maintenance & repair workers, general are Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM, Elmore, Jerome, Blaine, Minidoka, Gooding, Lincoln & Camas Counties PUMA, ID, and Jefferson County (South) PUMA, MO.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Maintenance & repair workers, general and on wages and locations for those in the field. Real estate 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 Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Maintenance & repair workers, general are paid most in Lansdale Borough PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,042

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,005

In 2017, Maintenance & repair workers, general earned an average of $46,042, $6,023 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Social workers make somewhat more than Maintenance & repair workers, general while Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers 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

0.302

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Maintenance & repair workers, general had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.302, 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 Real estate, Amusement & Recreation, and Traveler accommodation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Maintenance & repair workers, general, by average wage, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services, Software publishing, and Miscellaneous retail stores.

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Industries by Share

522k

2017 Workforce

± 17,705

1.52%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.74%

The number of people employed as Maintenance & repair workers, general has been growing at a rate of 1.52%, from 514,066 people in 2016 to 521,875 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Maintenance & repair workers, general employed by various industries. Real estate employs the largest share of Maintenance & repair workers, general at  9.58%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 3.09% and Traveler accommodation with 2.79%.

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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 44.8 and of female Maintenance & repair workers, general is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maintenance & repair workers, general is White.

Gender Composition

501k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 17,346

21k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,558

96% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

78.8% of Maintenance & repair workers, general are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.96% of Maintenance & repair workers, general, Black 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

44.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.47

40.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.23

The median age of Maintenance & repair workers, general is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 4.13 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 Mechanical 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Maintenance & repair workers, general from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Maintenance & repair workers, general are expected to see a growth of 7.85% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.85%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Maintenance & repair workers, general. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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