Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations

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Total Workforce

4.5M

Average Age

41.7

Estimated Job Growth

6.57%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$48,646

Average Male Salary

$48,869

Average Female Salary

$43,418

About

Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are most often employed by the Automotive repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations was $48,646 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations by wage are Sales & related occupations, Protective service occupations, and Military specific 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, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Cecil County PUMA, MD.

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 Administration of environmental quality & housing programs. Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are paid most in South of US-59, West of I-45 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Far Southeast New Mexico PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,646

AVERAGE SALARY

± $388

In 2017, Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations earned an average of $48,646, $3,419 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Sales & related occupations make somewhat more than Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations while Military specific 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

0.323

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.323, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products, and Electric & gas, and other combinations.

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Industries by Share

4.5M

2017 Workforce

± 51,295

-0.67%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.62%

The number of people employed as Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations has been declining at a rate of -0.67%, from 4,532,763 people in 2016 to 4,502,391 people in 2017.

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  14.5%, followed by Construction with 11.3% and Car Dealers with 5.55%.

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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 41.8 and of female Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations is 40.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations is White.

Gender Composition

4.32M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 50,268

184k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 10,524

95.9% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

80.1% of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.96% of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, Black 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

41.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.16

40.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.769

The median age of Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 1.28 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, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance. 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations are expected to see a growth of 6.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.57%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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