Maintenance Electrician Salary

A sizeable majority of Maintenance Electricians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $21.48 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,643 - $74,606
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,478
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$15.42 - $29.56
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,643 - $74,606  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,067  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,953  
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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$33,805 - $71,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $29.56  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $43.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,953  
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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$33,805 - $71,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 888

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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, progressing to a Maintenance Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Maintenance Manager can earn $59K annually. Becoming a Maintenance Supervisor is, more often than not, the most common role that Maintenance Electricians move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Maintenance Supervisor is $48K. Another frequent advance is for Maintenance Electricians to assume a Certified Electrician role; in this role, workers often take home $50K.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Electrician


Maintenance Electricians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Maintenance. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed 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.


Maintenance Electricians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $52K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries



National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Electrician Salaries



Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$49,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%