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Salary, Wages, Pay: Maintenance and Repair Workers, General




Median hourly earnings of general maintenance and repair workers were $14.12 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $10.61 and $18.48. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.25, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $22.78. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of general maintenance and repair workers in 2002 are shown in the following tabulation:

Local government $14.83
Elementary and secondary schools 14.01
Activities related to real estate 11.79
Lessors of real estate 11.64
Traveler accommodation 10.58

Some general maintenance and repair workers are members of unions, including the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and the United Automobile Workers.