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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupation Profiles


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Distinct Groups (52): https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes490000.htm
Employment: 5,456,640
Mean Hourly Wage: $22.45
Mean Annual Wage: $$46,690
Largest Employment Category--Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics—647,380
Smallest Employment Category--Fabric Menders, Except Garment--550
Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here

The Installation, Maintenance, and Repair occupation profiles compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in May 2016 and modified in March 2017) include specific information about 52 distinct occupational job types.

Explore the qualifications and nature of each job type through links on this page and throughout the site. 

Of these 52 job types, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has designated the following as having a Bright Outlook status, meaning they are projected to display “Rapid Growth” and/or “Numerous Job Openings” during the period between 2016-2026. “Rapid Growth” means the category is projected to grow faster than average (employment increase of 10% or more), and “Numerous Job Openings” is defined as projected to have 100,000 or more job openings during this time period.

Bicycle Repairers Rapid Growth  Video
Commercial Divers Rapid Growth  Video
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers Rapid Growth  Video
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Rapid Growth  Video
Helpers - Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Rapid Growth  Video
Maintenance and Repair Workers Numerous Job Openings  Video
Mechanical Door Repairers Rapid Growth  Video
Millwrights  Rapid Growth  Video
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics Rapid Growth  Video
Riggers Rapid Growth  Video
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers Rapid Growth  Video
Wind Turbine Service Technicians Rapid Growth  Video

Fast Facts: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) estimates that 5,456,640 are employed in this occupational group earning the “mean annual wage” (as defined below) of $46,690.

If you are interested in assessing long-term trends and comparing the Bureau’s annual surveys beginning in 1988 see here

In general, the “mean” is the sum of the total values (e.g., wages) in the data set or survey divided by number of values (while the “median” is the middle value in same the sequence. The term “mean annual wage” (or “MAW”) is calculated by multiplying the mean hourly wage as determined by the BLS by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours. So, for example, the Installation, Maintenance, and Repair group’s mean hourly wage of $22.44, multiplied by 2,080, results in the mean annual wage of $46,690. 

Did you know? The metropolitan area with the highest concentration of jobs in this occupation is Warner Robins, GA (72.54 per 1,000 jobs). 

Highest Paid (mean annual wage) 

Lowest Paid (from the lowest)

For the entire list of mean annual wages for this occupation (from highest to lowest), see here.

Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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