Men make up the majority of Maintenance Electricians in the United States, bringing in about $23.01 per hour. In the world of Maintenance Electricians, total cash compensation can vary between $36K and $73K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $242K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Maintenance Electricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,454 - $85,064
$33K
$52K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,592
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$16.49 - $30.64
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$33,454 - $85,064  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $242,395  
Total Pay (?
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$35,968 - $73,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $30.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.13  
Overtime
$23.77 - $45.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$350.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $242,395  
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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$35,968 - $73,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 846

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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

  • 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.
  • Test all assemblies, installations, or repairs on electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Construct and fabricate parts using power or hand tools and specifications.
  • Review specifications to plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Electrician


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Maintenance Electricians may progress into high-paying roles like Plant Maintenance Manager, where median compensation is $67K annually. More often than not, an Industrial Electrician role is the next step for Maintenance Electricians moving up in the field. Industrial Electricians usually make $55K per year. Many other Maintenance Electricians choose to take on a Maintenance Supervisor role, where salaries are typically $47K.

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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 / Automation, Electrician, Systems Troubleshooting, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Maintenance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Plumbing and ELECTRICAL also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Plant Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Electrician

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $46K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. Maintenance Electricians see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,322

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Maintenance Electricians, the midwestern United States means bigger paychecks — those in Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis earn more than Maintenance Electricians in the rest of the country. Location significantly influences compensation, with Orlando Maintenance Electricians earning much less — 33 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Newport News and Atlanta (23 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Maintenance Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Maintenance Electrician Salaries


Electrician
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Troubleshooting
0%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$51,000

ELECTRICAL
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Plumbing
up arrow 32%

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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