Installation, Maintenance, & Repair

Employment of installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 388,200 new jobs. 

The median annual wage for installation maintenance, and repair occupations was $44,520 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.

OccupationEntry-Level Education2017 MEDIAN PAY
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians$61,260
Automotive Body and Glass RepairersHigh school diploma or equivalent$40,580
Automotive Service Technicians and MechanicsPostsecondary nondegree award$39,550
Diesel Service Technicians and MechanicsHigh school diploma or equivalent$46,360
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers$57,210
General Maintenance and Repair WorkersHigh school diploma or equivalent$37,670
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and InstallersPostsecondary nondegree award$47,080
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service TechniciansHigh school diploma or equivalent$49,440
Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and MillwrightsHigh school diploma or equivalent$50,440
Line Installers and RepairersHigh school diploma or equivalent$64,190
Medical Equipment RepairersAssociate's degree$48,820
Small Engine Mechanics$35,990
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and RepairersPostsecondary nondegree award$53,380
Wind Turbine TechniciansPostsecondary nondegree award$53,880
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations, on the Internet at