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Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

in Massachusetts

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Occupation Projection for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
499071  Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 24,086 25,914 1,828 7.59 % 1,018 1,390 183 2,591 High school diploma or equivalent 

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    5,400  22 % 5,870  23 % 470  9 % $45,250
Real Estate    5,330  22 % 5,790  22 % 460  9 % $45,260
Educational Services    2,640  11 % 2,970  11 % 330  12 % $45,940
Educational Services    2,640  11 % 2,970  11 % 330  12 % $45,940
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,440  10 % 2,710  10 % 270  11 % $44,570
Accommodation and Food Services    1,870  8 % 1,960  8 % 90  5 % $41,160
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    1,160  5 % 1,280  5 % 120  10 % $40,400
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    920  4 % 1,020  4 % 100  10 % $39,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    760  3 % 840  3 % 80  10 % $45,730
Hospitals    700  3 % 750  3 % 50  7 % $52,490
Administrative and Support Services    690  3 % 760  3 % 70  10 % $44,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises    680  3 % 730  3 % 50  8 % $47,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises    680  3 % 730  3 % 50  8 % $47,250
Other Services (except Government)    660  3 % 700  3 % 40  7 % $43,870
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    600  3 % 630  2 % 30  5 % $49,830
Construction    540  2 % 610  2 % 70  13 % $47,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    470  2 % 540  2 % 70  15 % $49,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    470  2 % 540  2 % 70  15 % $49,700
Wholesale Trade    440  2 % 470  2 % 30  5 % $54,180
Social Assistance    360  2 % 380  1 % 20  5 % $41,940
Specialty Trade Contractors    320  1 % 360  1 % 40  14 % $46,770
Chemical Manufacturing    270  1 % 270  1 % 0  0 % $48,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    260  1 % 260  1 % 0  1 % $49,510
Food Manufacturing    250  1 % 270  1 % 20  8 % $51,410
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    240  1 % 230  1 % -10  -6 % $57,450
Repair and Maintenance    180  1 % 200  1 % 20  12 % $39,090
General Merchandise Stores    180  1 % 190  1 % 10  6 % $35,900
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    170  1 % 180  1 % 10  6 % $47,190
Paper Manufacturing    170  1 % 120  0 % -50  -32 % $47,750
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    170  1 % 170  1 % 0  4 % $47,490
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    160  1 % 180  1 % 20  8 % $39,850
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    160  1 % 170  1 % 10  3 % $41,310
Warehousing and Storage    150  1 % 170  1 % 20  14 % $52,340
Finance and Insurance    150  1 % 150  1 % 0  5 % $53,620
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    140  1 % 140  1 % 0  0 % $52,710
Printing and Related Support Activities    130  1 % 120  0 % -10  -6 % $43,930
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing    130  1 % 140  1 % 10  10 % $49,460
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    120  1 % 120  0 % 0  1 % $47,700
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    110  0 % 120  0 % 10  6 % $68,370
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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