Maintenance Electrician Salary

Men make up the majority of Maintenance Electricians in the United States, bringing in about $21.76 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Maintenance Electricians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,907 - $74,632

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$15.63 - $29.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,907 - $74,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,311  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,122  
Total Pay (?
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$34,493 - $71,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $29.63  
   
Overtime
$20.57 - $43.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,311  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,122  
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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$34,493 - $71,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 874
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Job Description for Maintenance Electrician

The maintenance electrician performs most of the electrical maintenance tasks in a plant. Their key goal is to keep plant machinery and equipment in good condition by locating faulty parts by using an efficient, effective troubleshooting process. The maintenance electrician then replaces those parts that are worn and broken; if the parts are not broken, the electrician properly adjusts it to return the part or machine to working order. They also make routine inspections of equipment to assess its operating condition, performing proactive replacements and maintenance. The maintenance electrician also repairs electrical wiring and programmable logic functions in accordance with local code. A maintenance electrician moves and installs new equipment procured by the company. In the equipment movement or installation process, the electrician must understand and work from blueprints manuals, and sketches.

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Maintenance Electrician Tasks

  • Construct and fabricate parts using power or hand tools and specifications.
  • Review specifications to plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures.
  • Test all assemblies, installations, or repairs on electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Assemble and install electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and tools, to locate the cause of a problem.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Electrician


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For Maintenance Electricians, advancing into a Maintenance Manager role, for which the median salary is $59K, is not common but it does happen. More often, however, Maintenance Electricians go on to become Maintenance Supervisors or Certified Electricians.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Electrician


Survey results suggest that Maintenance Electricians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting, Plant Maintenance, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Maintenance. It is often found that people who know Electronic Troubleshooting are also skilled in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Plant Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Electrician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Maintenance Electricians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Maintenance Electricians make a median salary of $50K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Maintenance Electricians will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Maintenance Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and Dayton (+10 percent). Newport News ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers in Atlanta and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Electrician Salaries


Systems Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Plant Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$50,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%
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