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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
499071  Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 22,916 24,197 1,281 5.59 % 728 128 600 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    5,590  24 % 5,950  25 % 360  6 % $45,250
Real Estate    5,430  24 % 5,770  24 % 340  6 % $45,260
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,670  12 % 3,020  12 % 350  13 % $44,570
Educational Services    2,110  9 % 2,250  9 % 140  6 % $45,940
Educational Services    2,110  9 % 2,250  9 % 140  6 % $45,940
Accommodation and Food Services    1,640  7 % 1,780  7 % 140  8 % $41,160
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    1,240  5 % 1,350  6 % 110  9 % $40,980
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,090  5 % 1,220  5 % 130  12 % $40,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    900  4 % 960  4 % 60  6 % $40,400
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    840  4 % 910  4 % 70  9 % $45,730
Administrative and Support Services    780  3 % 860  4 % 80  10 % $44,820
Hospitals    690  3 % 760  3 % 70  11 % $52,490
Wholesale Trade    670  3 % 700  3 % 30  5 % $54,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    660  3 % 710  3 % 50  8 % $49,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    660  3 % 710  3 % 50  8 % $49,700
Construction    640  3 % 680  3 % 40  5 % $47,540
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    600  3 % 630  3 % 30  6 % $39,610
Other Services (except Government)    560  2 % 590  2 % 30  6 % $43,870
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    520  2 % 520  2 % 0  -1 % $49,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises    510  2 % 530  2 % 20  4 % $47,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises    510  2 % 530  2 % 20  4 % $47,250
Specialty Trade Contractors    410  2 % 430  2 % 20  5 % $46,770
Food Services and Drinking Places    410  2 % 430  2 % 20  7 % $42,480
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    370  2 % 400  2 % 30  8 % $36,950
Chemical Manufacturing    330  1 % 330  1 % 0  0 % $48,450
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    310  1 % 320  1 % 10  5 % $41,310
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    250  1 % 270  1 % 20  7 % $47,190
Food Manufacturing    240  1 % 250  1 % 10  3 % $51,410
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    220  1 % 220  1 % 0  2 % $49,510
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    200  1 % 180  1 % -20  -8 % $52,710
Finance and Insurance    200  1 % 210  1 % 10  4 % $53,620
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    190  1 % 190  1 % 0  0 % $47,490
Construction of Buildings    190  1 % 200  1 % 10  7 % $48,450
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    170  1 % 150  1 % -20  -9 % $57,450
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    160  1 % 160  1 % 0  3 % $56,000
Machinery Manufacturing    140  1 % 120  1 % -20  -11 % $46,070
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  7 % $39,850
Paper Manufacturing    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  -3 % $47,750
Utilities    130  1 % 150  1 % 20  11 % $66,120
Utilities    130  1 % 150  1 % 20  11 % $66,120
Repair and Maintenance    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  3 % $39,090
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    110  0 % 100  0 % -10  -5 % $48,090
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  -1 % $47,700
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  0 % $68,370
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