Maintenance Electrician Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Maintenance Electricians in the in the United States, bringing in about $21.59 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Maintenance Electricians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Maintenance Electrician Salary (?
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$34,551 - $75,453
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MEDIAN: $51,308
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Maintenance Electrician Salary (?
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$15.27 - $29.73
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,551 - $75,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,070  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $7,149  
Total Pay (?
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$33,431 - $71,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $29.73  
   
Overtime
$20.28 - $44.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,070  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $7,149  
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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$33,431 - $71,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 967
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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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Compensation may increase for Maintenance Electricians who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Maintenance Manager may make an additional $9,399 per year than lower-end positions. A Maintenance Supervisor role is the most prevalent career advancement for Maintenance Electricians, though paychecks actually shrink by $1,564. an Electrician - Certified position is another common transition for Maintenance Electricians; in this role, salaries typically increase by $1,091.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Electrician

Survey results imply that Maintenance Electricians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 4 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Maintenance. For most people, competency in Electronic Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of 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.
Though Maintenance Electricians can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $42K, increasing to $48K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $49,990. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Maintenance Electricians tend to earn $53K at this point in time. Maintenance Electricians with more than 20 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with one to 10 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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$49,000
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For Maintenance Electricians, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Maintenance Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+24 percent) and Chicago (+22 percent). Newport News is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average.

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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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Systems Troubleshooting
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National Average
$49,000
Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 12%