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Elevator Mechanic Salary (United States)

Male Elevator Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $35.19 per hour in the United States. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Elevator Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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Elevator Mechanic Salary (?
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$40,588 - $120,951
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $64,328
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Elevator Mechanic Salary (?
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$19.31 - $48.92
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,588 - $120,951  
   
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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$40,943 - $107,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.31 - $48.92  
   
Overtime
$30.15 - $96.02  
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).
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$40,943 - $107,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. Elevator Mechanics see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Elevator Mechanics who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $88K.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 61%
Boston
up arrow 57%
Seattle
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New York
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National Average
$74,000
Houston
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Atlanta
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Elevator Mechanics, 61 percent above the national average. Elevator Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+57 percent) and Seattle (+43 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Elevator Mechanics is geography, with workers in Atlanta earning a whopping 37 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$74,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%