Elevator Mechanic Salary

A sizeable majority of Elevator Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $34.39 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Elevator Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,075 - $120,894

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$19.11 - $48.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,075 - $120,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,536 - $108,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$19.11 - $48.35  
   
Overtime
$30.39 - $96.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
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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$40,536 - $108,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $74K. Elevator Mechanics see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Elevator Mechanics with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Elevator Mechanics, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Elevator Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+40 percent) and San Francisco (+36 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Elevator Mechanics in Atlanta earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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
5%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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