Elevator Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Elevator Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $31.53 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by tenure and the individual firm. For the most part, Elevator Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,516 - $114,179
$41K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,759
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$18.02 - $50.49
$18
$32
$50
MEDIAN: $31.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,516 - $114,179  
   
Bonus
$511 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$4,991  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$39,893 - $111,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$18.02 - $50.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$24.58 - $90.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$511 - $24,468  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$4,991  
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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$39,893 - $111,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 330

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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 Skills for Elevator Mechanic


Elevator Mechanics report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Systems Troubleshooting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Equipment Maintenance and Mechanical Tool Repair. Most people familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also know Equipment Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Elevator Mechanic

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


Elevator Mechanics generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Elevator Mechanics make a median salary of $83K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,613

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For Elevator Mechanics, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Elevator Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+31 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), and Atlanta (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Elevator Mechanics earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average.

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Key Stats for Elevator Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲23%


National Average
$73,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼4%

Equipment Maintenance
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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