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Elevator Mechanic Salary

Male Elevator Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $35.35 per hour in the United States. Geography and career duration 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 more than half. The majority of Elevator Mechanics claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,075 - $120,894
(Median)
$41K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $68,823
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90%

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$19.49 - $48.76
(Median)
$19
$35
$49
MEDIAN: $35.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,075 - $120,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$41,116 - $109,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.49 - $48.76  
   
Overtime
$30.87 - $96.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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).
)
$41,116 - $109,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. For Elevator Mechanics, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. 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 $90K on average.

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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$75,000

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
4%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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