Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

General Information

Description

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit72.20%
  2. State and local government11.16%
  3. Private, not for profit6.27%
  4. Federal government5.42%
  5. Self-employed4.68%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of general maintenance and repair workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 152,300 openings for general maintenance and repair workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$40,850

State-by-state Salary

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$50,700
$24,990
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 62%
  • High school 24%
  • Some college 6%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Master's degree 1%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • English Language
  • Production and Processing
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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