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Maintenance in Industry

The repair and maintenance subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8111
  • Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8112
  • Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8113
  • Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 8114

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in repair and maintenance. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
99, 560
230, 100
141, 670
52, 700
22, 790
25, 840

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in repair and maintenance.

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2015
Hourly Annual
Median Mean
19.56 21.27 40, 680 44, 230
16.95 18.23 35, 250 37, 920
9.46 10.39 19, 680 21, 610
27.10 28.77 56, 380 59, 850
11.29 12.33 23, 490 25, 650
19.83 21.79 41, 240 45, 320

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in repair and maintenance. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

2011 2012 2013 2014


104 108 113 111

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in repair and maintenance.

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Machine maintenance in chemical industry
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