Elevator Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Elevator Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $34.34 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Elevator Mechanics, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,459 - $120,243
(Median)
$41K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,762
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$19.23 - $48.39
(Median)
$19
$34
$48
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,459 - $120,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Total Pay (?
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$40,706 - $108,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.23 - $48.39  
   
Overtime
$30.42 - $96.18  
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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$40,706 - $108,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $74K. Elevator Mechanics see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Elevator Mechanics, 59 percent higher than the national average. Elevator Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+41 percent) and San Francisco (+37 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Atlanta Elevator Mechanics earning much less — 24 percent less — than 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
$74,000

Entry-Level
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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
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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