Some of the skills we found on maintenance worker resumes included "facility," "general maintenance," and "hand tools." We have detailed the most important maintenance worker responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a maintenance worker. We found that 18.8% of maintenance workers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some maintenance workers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two maintenance workers were not college graduates.
Those maintenance workers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for maintenance workers include general studies degrees or automotive technology degrees.
When you're ready to become a maintenance worker, you might wonder which companies hire maintenance workers. According to our research through maintenance worker resumes, maintenance workers are mostly hired by Aramark, Service Corporation International, and Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary. Now is a good time to apply as Aramark has 57 maintenance workers job openings, and there are 32 at Service Corporation International and 27 at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, maintenance workers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Estes Express Lines, Sysco, and Bank of Labor. Take Estes Express Lines for example. The median maintenance worker salary is $46,070. At Sysco, maintenance workers earn an average of $43,236, while the average at Bank of Labor is $43,053. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Estes Express Lines has 0 job listings for maintenance workers, Sysco and Bank of Labor only have 5 and 2 job listings respectively.
In general, maintenance workers fulfill roles in the hospitality and government industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the maintenance worker annual salary is the highest in the health care industry with $39,716 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the professional and manufacturing industries pay $38,703 and $35,474 respectively. This means that maintenance workers who are employed in the health care industry make 16.8% more than maintenance workers who work in the finance Industry.