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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
2018
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 % $44,850
Real Estate    5,330  22 % 5,790  22 % 460  9 % $44,850
Educational Services    2,640  11 % 2,970  11 % 330  12 % $51,020
Educational Services    2,640  11 % 2,970  11 % 330  12 % $51,020
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,440  10 % 2,710  10 % 270  11 % $45,060
Accommodation and Food Services    1,870  8 % 1,960  8 % 90  5 % $42,810
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    1,160  5 % 1,280  5 % 120  10 % $43,190
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    920  4 % 1,020  4 % 100  10 % $42,870
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    760  3 % 840  3 % 80  10 % $46,670
Hospitals    700  3 % 750  3 % 50  7 % $53,540
Administrative and Support Services    690  3 % 760  3 % 70  10 % $46,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises    680  3 % 730  3 % 50  8 % $48,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises    680  3 % 730  3 % 50  8 % $48,510
Other Services (except Government)    660  3 % 700  3 % 40  7 % $46,960
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    600  3 % 630  2 % 30  5 % $49,750
Construction    540  2 % 610  2 % 70  13 % $47,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    470  2 % 540  2 % 70  15 % $55,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    470  2 % 540  2 % 70  15 % $55,680
Wholesale Trade    440  2 % 470  2 % 30  5 % $56,420
Social Assistance    360  2 % 380  1 % 20  5 % $40,810
Specialty Trade Contractors    320  1 % 360  1 % 40  14 % $45,820
Chemical Manufacturing    270  1 % 270  1 % 0  0 % $48,590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    260  1 % 260  1 % 0  1 % $48,440
Food Manufacturing    250  1 % 270  1 % 20  8 % $51,770
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    240  1 % 230  1 % -10  -6 % $58,160
Repair and Maintenance    180  1 % 200  1 % 20  12 % $45,290
Paper Manufacturing    170  1 % 120  0 % -50  -32 % $48,320
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    170  1 % 170  1 % 0  4 % $45,650
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    160  1 % 180  1 % 20  8 % $39,700
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    160  1 % 170  1 % 10  3 % $44,080
Warehousing and Storage    150  1 % 170  1 % 20  14 % $46,900
Finance and Insurance    150  1 % 150  1 % 0  5 % $54,010
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    140  1 % 140  1 % 0  0 % $52,450
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing    130  1 % 140  1 % 10  10 % $51,340
Printing and Related Support Activities    130  1 % 120  0 % -10  -6 % $46,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    110  0 % 120  0 % 10  6 % $65,820
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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