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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
2016
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 % $41,940
Real Estate    5,430  24 % 5,770  24 % 340  6 % $42,080
Health Care and Social Assistance    2,670  12 % 3,020  12 % 350  13 % $44,390
Educational Services    2,110  9 % 2,250  9 % 140  6 % $46,420
Educational Services    2,110  9 % 2,250  9 % 140  6 % $46,420
Accommodation and Food Services    1,640  7 % 1,780  7 % 140  8 % $38,530
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    1,240  5 % 1,350  6 % 110  9 % $38,660
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,090  5 % 1,220  5 % 130  12 % $40,120
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    900  4 % 960  4 % 60  6 % $40,360
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    840  4 % 910  4 % 70  9 % $43,830
Administrative and Support Services    780  3 % 860  4 % 80  10 % $42,510
Hospitals    690  3 % 760  3 % 70  11 % $52,410
Wholesale Trade    670  3 % 700  3 % 30  5 % $45,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    660  3 % 710  3 % 50  8 % $49,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    660  3 % 710  3 % 50  8 % $49,440
Construction    640  3 % 680  3 % 40  5 % $44,290
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries    600  3 % 630  3 % 30  6 % $39,920
Other Services (except Government)    560  2 % 590  2 % 30  6 % $36,870
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    520  2 % 520  2 % 0  -1 % $51,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises    510  2 % 530  2 % 20  4 % $46,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises    510  2 % 530  2 % 20  4 % $46,710
Specialty Trade Contractors    410  2 % 430  2 % 20  5 % $43,110
Food Services and Drinking Places    410  2 % 430  2 % 20  7 % $37,880
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    370  2 % 400  2 % 30  8 % $37,940
Chemical Manufacturing    330  1 % 330  1 % 0  0 % $52,570
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    310  1 % 320  1 % 10  5 % $44,540
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    250  1 % 270  1 % 20  7 % $46,470
Food Manufacturing    240  1 % 250  1 % 10  3 % $51,360
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    220  1 % 220  1 % 0  2 % $47,080
Information    210  1 % 200  1 % -10  -7 % $64,250
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    200  1 % 180  1 % -20  -8 % $50,790
Finance and Insurance    200  1 % 210  1 % 10  4 % $51,600
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    190  1 % 190  1 % 0  0 % $49,930
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    170  1 % 150  1 % -20  -9 % $54,060
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    160  1 % 160  1 % 0  3 % $53,640
Machinery Manufacturing    140  1 % 120  1 % -20  -11 % $45,250
Utilities    130  1 % 150  1 % 20  11 % $52,120
Repair and Maintenance    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  3 % $35,310
Paper Manufacturing    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  -3 % $42,710
Utilities    130  1 % 150  1 % 20  11 % $52,120
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers    130  1 % 130  1 % 0  7 % $37,990
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  0 % $48,170
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    110  0 % 110  0 % 0  -1 % $44,880
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    110  0 % 100  0 % -10  -5 % $47,510
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