Where do you want to work?
Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.Education
Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.
Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.
Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.Training
General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.
Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.Advancement
Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.
Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.
Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.Important Qualities
Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.
Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.
Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.
Average Length of Employment
Top Careers Before Maintenance Repairer
Top Careers After Maintenance Repairer
Hispanic or Latino12.0%
Black or African American0.6%
Unfortunately we don’t have enough data for this section.
University of Phoenix16.9%
Universal Technical Institute6.0%
Michigan State University6.0%
Community College of the Air Force4.8%
Wichita State University4.8%
Pennsylvania State University3.6%
Guilford Technical Community College3.6%
Rhode Island College3.6%
Pima Community College3.6%
Virginia Commonwealth University3.6%
Boise State University3.6%
Southeastern Louisiana University3.6%
University of Utah3.6%
University of Missouri - Columbia3.6%
More Tech Institute3.6%
Unfortunately we don’t have enough data for this section.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Manager, Maintenance and Repairs||Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.||Oklahoma City, OK||Dec 23, 2015||$109,059|
|Maintenance Repairer||Par Golf Group LLC T/A Eagle Oaks Golf Club||Farmingdale, NJ||Feb 10, 2015||$51,875|
|Maintenance and Repair Associate||Al-Marwa LLC.||Quakertown, PA||Oct 14, 2015||$45,500|
|Nstallation, Maintenance, and Repair||Creative Master Pools Inc.||Pompton Lakes, NJ||May 07, 2010||$43,264|
|Maintenance Repairer, Bldgs.||Northeast Asociates, Inc. DBA Nemco, Inc.||Hackensack, NJ||May 17, 2010||$41,803|
|Maintenance Repairer||1103 East 34Th Street, Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 18, 2014||$41,662|
|Maintenance Repairer||Astra Foods, Inc.||Upper Darby, PA||Nov 03, 2016||$41,642|
|Maintenance Repairer||Astra Foods, Inc.||Upper Darby, PA||Jun 29, 2016||$41,642|
|Maintenance Repairer||Alma Plantation, LLC||LA||Sep 24, 2015||$40,258|
|Maintenance Repairer||Alma Plantation, LLC||LA||Oct 01, 2015||$40,258|
|Maintenance Repairer||Lafourche Sugars, LLC||Lafourche Crossing, LA||Sep 01, 2016||$39,653|
|Maintenance Repairer, Building||Joster and Associates, Inc. DBA: Joster Chateau||San Diego, CA||Jul 30, 2015||$39,312|
|Maintenance Repairer||Midwest Water Well Contracting, Inc.||Thousand Oaks, CA||Jan 14, 2010||$38,317|
|Maintenance Repairer||Lafourche Sugars, L.L.C.||Thibodaux, LA||Oct 01, 2015||$38,192|
|Maintenance Repairer||Bright Idea Peeping Tom's Window Cleaning||Woodbridge, NJ||Feb 02, 2010||$36,523|
|X-Ray Maintenance and Repair||RMXC, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Dec 08, 2010||$36,439|
|Maintenance and Repair Handyman||Jose Alberto Nicosia||Simi Valley, CA||Jun 30, 2016||$36,314|
|Maintenance and Repair Handyman||Jose Alberto Nicosia||Simi Valley, CA||Jul 04, 2016||$36,293|
|Maintenance Repairer||Alma Plantation, LLC||LA||Sep 01, 2013||$36,168|
|Maintenance Repair||Sterling Sugars, LLC||LA||Sep 01, 2013||$35,583|
|Maintenance Repair||M.A. Patout & Son, Ltd.||LA||Oct 01, 2013||$35,583|
|Maintenance Repairer||Essential Maintenance Services, Inc.||Totowa, NJ||Apr 27, 2009||$35,458|
|Maintenance Repairer||Lafourche Sugars, L.L.C.||LA||Oct 01, 2013||$33,413|
|Maintenance Repairer||Sterling Sugars, LLC||LA||Sep 01, 2014||$33,392|
|Maintenance/Repairer||Queens-Long Island Medical Group, P.C.||Garden City, NY||Dec 29, 2010||$32,600|
|Maintenance Repairer||Resort Nursing Home||Malverne, NY||Dec 13, 2007||$31,305 -
|Maintenance Repairer Building Helper||JM Buillding Maintenance Co||Fullerton, CA||Sep 09, 2015||$30,763|
|Maintenance and Repair Mechanic||Bryner Chevrolet, Inc. T/A Bryner Chevrolet||Jenkintown, PA||Mar 15, 2010||$30,470 -
|Maintenance and Repair Mechanics||Idaho Farmers Market Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 19, 2008||$29,969|
|Printing Shop Maintenance Repairer||Solarz Brothers Printing Corp.||New York, NY||Nov 21, 2007||$29,969|
To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.
Aircraft Mechanic Salary - Aircraft Mechanic Shows His Paycheck