Elevator Mechanic Salary

Elevator Mechanics in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $34.67 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,279 - $126,698
(Median)
$40K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,978
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$19.25 - $49.56
(Median)
$19
$35
$50
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,279 - $126,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$40,715 - $111,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.25 - $49.56  
   
Overtime
$30.23 - $97.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$40,715 - $111,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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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

  • 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $75K. Elevator Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $91K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,678

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

For Elevator Mechanics, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Elevator Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+51 percent), Chicago (+37 percent), Seattle (+37 percent), and Minneapolis (+15 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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