Elevator Mechanic Salary

Male Elevator Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $32.88 per hour in the United States. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career duration and the specific company are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,357 - $112,391
$41K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,503
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$18.35 - $51.66
$18
$33
$52
MEDIAN: $32.88
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$0$112K
Salary $41,357 - $112,391
Bonus $507 - $24,658
Profit Sharing $4,000
Commission $1,250
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,739 - $112,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$91
Hourly Rate $18.35 - $51.66
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $24.84 - $91.95
Annual Data $0$112K
Bonus $507 - $24,658
Commission $1,250
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,739 - $112,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 334

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Job Description for Elevator Mechanic

Elevator mechanics are responsible for repairing elevators when they are out of service and carrying out routine maintenance in order to prevent breakdowns from occurring, as well as replacing parts of elevators when necessary. The ability to use hand and power tools is important, and the job may occasionally involve high pressure in emergency situations. Strong problem-solving skills are also important in order to identify and troubleshoot problems, such as in brakes, switches, motors, or electronic control systems. Adjustments should be made so that the elevator runs smoothly, and once repaired, the mechanic must test it to ensure it is fully repaired.

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Elevator Mechanic Tasks

  • Perform repairs and maintenance on elevators, escalators, dumb waiters and lifts.
  • Provide supervisor with repair, inspection test and preventative maintenance reports.
  • Operate tools and equipment common to the elevator trade, such as voltammeter, amp probe, meggars, tachometer, and more.
  • Respond to call-back/trouble calls in a timely manner, and restore equipment to a safe operating condition.
  • Inspect and perform scheduled preventative maintenance in elevators, escalators, lifts, and related components.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Elevator Mechanic


Elevator Mechanics flock to Otis Elevator Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $95K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Elevator Mechanic


Survey takers who work as Elevator Mechanics usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Systems Troubleshooting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance and Mechanical Tool Repair. Most people experienced in Electronic Troubleshooting also know Equipment Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Elevator Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Elevator Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Elevator Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Elevator Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Elevator Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 150 salaries. An Elevator Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,259

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Elevator Mechanics, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Elevator Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Minneapolis (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Elevator Mechanic's salary, with Miami Elevator Mechanics earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (8 percent less) and New York (1 percent less).

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Key Stats for Elevator Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲12%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲20%

National Average
$74,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼2%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼6%

Equipment Maintenance
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%
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