Elevator Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Elevator Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $34.42 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Elevator Mechanics, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$41,239 - $120,572
(Median)
$41K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,598
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$19.09 - $48.37
(Median)
$19
$34
$48
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,239 - $120,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Total Pay (?
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$40,536 - $108,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.09 - $48.37  
   
Overtime
$30.68 - $96.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
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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$40,536 - $108,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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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.


For many Elevator Mechanics, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $74K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Elevator Mechanics bring in $82K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $89K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Elevator Mechanics, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Elevator Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+41 percent) and San Francisco (+36 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Elevator Mechanics in Atlanta earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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
5%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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