The average wage for a Maintenance Electrician is $23.01 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$33,454 - $85,064
$33K
$52K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,592
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90%

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Electrician

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,322

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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
up arrow 4%



Troubleshooting
0%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$51,000

ELECTRICAL
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Plumbing
up arrow 32%

Maintenance
up arrow 34%

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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