Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

4.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
79%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.1%
by 2030
WAGES
$40,850
or $19.64 hourly
VOLUME
1,357,630
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 79% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Maintenance and Repair Workers, General' job openings is expected to rise 8.1% by 2030
'Maintenance and Repair Workers, General' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Maintenance and Repair Workers, General' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Maintenance and Repair Workers, General' was $40,850, or $19.64 hourly
'Maintenance and Repair Workers, General' are paid 2.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 1,357,630 people employed as Maintenance and Repair Workers, General.
This represents around 0.98% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 49-9071.00

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