All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $45,631
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $16.99
    Median: $22.02
    Experienced: $27.24
  • Growth (2014-2019)6%
  • Openings (2014-2019)1899
  • Current Employment 53,762
  • Projected Employment 55,118
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma

Installation, Maintenance and Repair Technicians

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Repair
  • Schematic Diagrams
  • Plumbing
  • Inspection
  • HVAC
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Troubleshooting
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • Writing

occupational tasks

  • Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals or parts catalogs as necessary
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery or equipment

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)