Maintenance Electrician Salary

Men account for the majority of Maintenance Electricians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.71 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Maintenance Electricians. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,367 - $75,147
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,009
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$15.47 - $29.77
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,367 - $75,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,468  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $7,047  
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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$34,064 - $71,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $29.77  
   
Overtime
$20.18 - $43.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $7,047  
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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$34,064 - $71,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 883
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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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It's not very common for Maintenance Electricians to move on to become Maintenance Managers. Average pay for a Maintenance Manager is $59K annually. A more common career path for Maintenance Electricians is stepping into the role of Maintenance Supervisor or Certified Electrician.

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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, Plant Maintenance, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Maintenance Electricians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. Maintenance Electricians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Maintenance Electricians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $53K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Maintenance Electricians in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Maintenance Electricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+30 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Dayton (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Newport News is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Atlanta and 1 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries



National Average
$49,000



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
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National Average
$49,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 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
28%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

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