Career Profile

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $37,800
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings.

General Information

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.

Training Funds Available

This is a Rural Capital Area Target Occupation.
Training and education opportunities are available with eligible providers throughout the state.

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 535 openings per year are projected for Maintenance & Repair Workers, General.


Employment Change

Employment for Maintenance & Repair Workers, General is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 17.4% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $18.15/hour. Entry level workers are paid $12.98, while experienced workers are paid $20.74. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 3,783 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 4,441.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Maintenance & Repair Workers, General are Lessors of Real Estate, Elementary and Secondary Schools, and Activities Related to Real Estate.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Maintenance & Repair Workers, General include Mechanical, Building and Construction, and Customer and Personal Service.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Maintenance & Repair Workers, General is HS diploma or less. 15% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET