Maintenance workers, machinery

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
27.2k
Average Age
44
Estimated Job Growth
6.15%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$54,176
Average Male Salary
$54,542
Average Female Salary
$46,458

About

Maintenance workers, machinery are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Maintenance workers, machinery was $54,176 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Maintenance workers, machinery by wage are Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters, Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, and Avionics technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Maintenance workers, machinery are Northeast Nebraska PUMA, NE, Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, and Lawrence, Giles, Wayne, Lewis & Perry Counties PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Maintenance workers, machinery are Lawrence, Giles, Wayne, Lewis & Perry Counties PUMA, TN, Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, and Northeast Nebraska PUMA, NE.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Maintenance workers, machinery and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Maintenance workers, machinery, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Maintenance workers, machinery, by average wage, is Beverage manufacturing. Maintenance workers, machinery are paid most in Warrick, Gibson & Posey Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Lawrence, Giles, Wayne, Lewis & Perry Counties PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,176
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,807

In 2020, Maintenance workers, machinery earned an average of $54,176, $1,778 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Archivists, curators, & museum technicians make somewhat more than Maintenance workers, machinery while Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Maintenance workers, machinery as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.284
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Maintenance workers, machinery had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.284, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Maintenance workers, machinery (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 workers, machinery.

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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 workers, machinery.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Maintenance workers, machinery, by average wage, are Beverage manufacturing, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Coal mining.

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Industries by Share

27.2k
2020 Workforce
± 4,046
−7.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.4%

The number of people employed as Maintenance workers, machinery has been declining at a rate of −7.9%, from 29,500 people in 2019 to 27,169 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Maintenance workers, machinery employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Maintenance workers, machinery at  6.4%, followed by Plastics product manufacturing with 5.41% and Construction with 3.56%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Maintenance workers, machinery in the US. The average age of male Maintenance workers, machinery in the workforce is 44.3 and of female Maintenance workers, machinery is 39.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maintenance workers, machinery is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

25.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,954
1.23k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 862

95.5% of Maintenance workers, machinery are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Maintenance workers, machinery.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Maintenance workers, machinery
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

75.7% of Maintenance workers, machinery are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.93% of Maintenance workers, machinery, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Maintenance workers, machinery.

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Age by Sex

44.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.02
39.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.12

The median age of Maintenance workers, machinery is 44, and Male employees are generally 5.13 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

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

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Maintenance Workers, Machinery from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Maintenance Workers, Machinery are expected to see a growth of 6.15% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.15%
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 Workers, Machinery. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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