Elevator Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of Elevator Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $31.43 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Elevator Mechanics is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,560 - $113,924
$41K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,510
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$17.97 - $51.03
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$51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,560 - $113,924  
   
Bonus
$511 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Commission
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$39,830 - $110,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$17.97 - $51.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$24.41 - $89.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$511 - $24,468  
   
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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$39,830 - $110,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 325

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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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Otis Elevator Company — the median salary there is $95K.

Popular Skills for Elevator Mechanic


Elevator Mechanics only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Systems Troubleshooting command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Equipment Maintenance and Mechanical Tool Repair. Most people familiar with 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: $72,631

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

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Elevator Mechanics in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Elevator Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+36 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Washington (+24 percent), and Minneapolis (+20 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Elevator Mechanics in Miami earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Elevator Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

▲15%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲23%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$73,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼4%

Equipment Maintenance
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%