Salary for General Maintenance and Repair Workers

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General maintenance and repair workers perform the work of two or more specific types of repair and maintenance workers. Their main duty is to keep machines, buildings, or mechanical equipment in good working condition. To be considered for this position, vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program. One or two years of formal on-site job training is standard with this occupation.

A General Maintenance or Repair Worker will normally receive average salaries in a range of 24000 and 36000 based on experience and talent. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General receive an average compensation of Thirty Six Thousand One Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General make the highest salary in Alaska, where they can receive an average pay rate of just about $45560. People who work inside these careers are compensated the highest in Transportation and Warehousing, which has a compensation of $49560.

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The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a General Maintenance or Repair Worker, please select your state.
General Maintenance and Repair Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $49,560
Transportation and Warehousing $43,480
Information $43,280
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $42,740
Manufacturing $41,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,570
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $30,240
Retail Trade $31,080
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $31,820
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $31,990
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $32,520
Other Services (except Public Administration) $32,520