Elevator Mechanic Salary

A sizeable majority of Elevator Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $34.67 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,279 - $126,698
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$40K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,978
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$19.25 - $49.56
(Median)
$19
$35
$50
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,279 - $126,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$40,715 - $111,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.25 - $49.56  
   
Overtime
$30.23 - $97.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$40,715 - $111,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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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

  • 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $84K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $91K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,678

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

For Elevator Mechanics, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Elevator Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+51 percent), Chicago (+37 percent), Seattle (+37 percent), and Minneapolis (+15 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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
$76,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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