Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations

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2019 Workforce
4.73M
Average Age
41.9
Average Salary
$51,378
Average Male Salary
$51,822
Average Female Salary
$41,438

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Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are most often employed by the Automotive repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations was $51,378 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations by wage are Sales & related occupations, Military specific occupations, and Protective service occupations.

Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, North Charleston City PUMA, SC, and Virginia Beach City (Central) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are Hanford City PUMA, CA, Johnson, Lafayette, Ray, Clinton & Caldwell Counties PUMA, MO, and Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Automotive repair & maintenance is the industry that employs the most Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, by average wage, is Nondepository credit & related activities. Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are paid most in Fulton County (South)Union & Fairburn Cities PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Hanford City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$51,378
AVERAGE SALARY
± $398

In 2019, Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations earned an average of $51,378, $4,146 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Protective service occupations make somewhat more than Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations while Sales & related occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.324
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.324, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations (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 Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, by number of employees, are Automotive repair & maintenance, Construction, and Car Dealers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, by average wage, are Nondepository credit & related activities, Oil & gas extraction, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

4.73M
2019 Workforce
± 52,563
4.93%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.52%

The number of people employed as Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations has been growing at a rate of 4.93%, from 4,508,781 people in 2018 to 4,731,160 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations employed by various industries. Automotive repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations at  14.7%, followed by Construction with 11.7% and Car Dealers with 5.33%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations in the US. The average age of male Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations in the workforce is 42 and of female Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations is 40.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

4.53M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 51,462
202k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,034

95.7% of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

67.4% of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.6% of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations.

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Age by Gender

42
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.161
40.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.781

The median age of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations is 41.9, and Male employees are generally 1.73 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

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

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