Explore Maintenance-Related Careers and Training Programs in Northwest Arkansas

  • As of 2015, maintenance occupations employed almost 10,000 Northwest Arkansans. Occupations are generally broken down into light mechanical, service engine mechanics, industrial, and electrical. The wage scale generally moves up with added complexity.
  • Average wages in the maintenance occupations range from $10/hr for Bicycle Repair, to $29/hr for Substation/Powerhouse/Relay Electrical. Most maintenance jobs are found in the manufacturing, telecommunications, or transportation industries, where wages typically range from $16-$27/hr.
  • Average wages for the employment sector are over $17/hr.
  • The projected 10-year demand for maintenance workers exceeds 3,700 when industry growth and replacement needs are taken into account.