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Elevator Mechanic Salary

Elevator Mechanics in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $34.85 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Elevator Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$41,887 - $119,904
(Median)
$42K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,000
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90%

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$19.41 - $48.65
(Median)
$19
$35
$49
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,887 - $119,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$40,964 - $109,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.41 - $48.65  
   
Overtime
$30.65 - $96.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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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$40,964 - $109,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Elevator Mechanic

The job of the Elevator Mechanic is to install, inspect, and maintain the operation of elevators during normal circumstances, as well as be able to respond quickly to trouble calls for assistance in times of emergency. Most Elevator Mechanics pass through a very involved apprenticeship as journeymen before being able to begin working without supervision. The Elevator Mechanic has a very demanding job which involves being on call extensively, at times for a straight 24 hours.

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Elevator Mechanic Tasks

  • 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.
  • Operate tools and equipment common to the elevator trade, such as voltammeter, amp probe, meggars, tachometer, and more.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance on elevators, escalators, dumb waiters and lifts.
  • Provide supervisor with repair, inspection test and preventative maintenance reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Elevator Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Elevator Mechanics with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $74K. Elevator Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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