General Maintenance Worker Salary
A General Maintenance Worker earns an average wage of $13.87 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Painting, Plumbing, and HVAC.
|Salary||$24,881 - $66,171|
|Total Pay (||$20,172 - $48,624|
|Hourly Rate||$9.48 - $20.04|
|Overtime||$14.64 - $29.68|
|Total Pay (||$20,172 - $48,624|
Job Description for General Maintenance Worker
General maintenance workers work in a wide range of industries, even if they are typically unnoticed in the course of a day. These workers are responsible for basic and necessary maintenance and may work in buildings, factories, and even outside to troubleshoot problems as they arise and take necessary steps to prevent problems in the future.Read More...
Although general maintenance workers may be contracted through a main employer to perform services as needed, many are also employed in-house by employers and organizations to perform maintenance as necessary. They commonly work in schools, factories, and businesses to maintain machinery and the premises, and they usually report to a maintenance supervisor who approves work orders, provides assignments, and oversees their performance.
General maintenance workers need a variety of skills and knowledge, as well as specific knowledge of their industry and their employers' needs. This means they may find themselves replacing lightbulbs one day, installing a door the next, and repairing an air conditioning unit in-between, or greasing machines in a factory or changing oil on a back hoe on a construction site. In all cases, strong communication skills are essential to coordinate with others and accomplish these tasks in a timely manner.
A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and specialized education can be beneficial, especially for addressing issues involving plumbing, electricity, or heating/cooling systems. Knowledge of safety issues/requirements and the safe use of tools and other equipment is also important. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
General Maintenance Worker Tasks
- Perform a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds.
- Services appliances and emergency equipment.
- Perform minor troubleshooting repairs and adjustments.
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Pay by Experience Level for General Maintenance Worker
Pay by Experience for a General Maintenance Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level General Maintenance Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Maintenance Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced General Maintenance Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 33 salaries. A General Maintenance Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 19 salaries.
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