Maintenance & repair workers, general

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2019 Workforce
663k
Average Age
45.2
Estimated Job Growth
4.15%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$47,955
Average Male Salary
$48,459
Average Female Salary
$38,914

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 Water transportation. Maintenance & repair workers, general are paid most in Lansdale Borough PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Washington (South) & Greene Counties PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,955
AVERAGE SALARY
± $985

In 2019, Maintenance & repair workers, general earned an average of $47,955, $7,569 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Healthcare social workers make somewhat more than Maintenance & repair workers, general while Miscellaneous community & social service specialists, including health educators & community health 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

0.293
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Maintenance & repair workers, general had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.293, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Maintenance & repair workers, general

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 Construction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Maintenance & repair workers, general, by average wage, are Water transportation, Offices of physicians, and Other motor vehicle dealers.

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Industries by Share

663k
2019 Workforce
± 19,952
20.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.7%

The number of people employed as Maintenance & repair workers, general has been growing at a rate of 20.8%, from 549,038 people in 2018 to 663,350 people in 2019.

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  7.48%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 3.5% and Construction with 3.44%.

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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 45.4 and of female Maintenance & repair workers, general is 41.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maintenance & repair workers, general is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

628k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 19,421
35k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,594

94.7% 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)

64.4% of Maintenance & repair workers, general are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.7% 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

45.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.436
41.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.83

The median age of Maintenance & repair workers, general is 45.2, and Male employees are generally 4.03 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 Transportation.

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 Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Maintenance and Repair Workers, General are expected to see a growth of 4.15% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Maintenance and Repair Workers, General.
4.15%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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