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Maintenance Electrician Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Maintenance Electricians in the United States, bringing in about $21.59 per hour. In the world of Maintenance Electricians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $33K and $71K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale 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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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 (?
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: 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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As Maintenance Electricians make advancements in their career path to positions like Maintenance Manager, salaries may climb. Maintenance Managers tend to make $59K annually. The most common promotion for Maintenance Electricians is a Maintenance Supervisor position, which usually brings in $48K a year. Another standard transition for Maintenance Electricians seeking advancement is to assume a Certified Electrician role, where pay is often $50K.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Electrician

Maintenance Electricians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / 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. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent 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.
For Maintenance Electricians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $48K. Maintenance Electricians bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. Those with one to 10 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Maintenance Electricians typically report having spent more than 20 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Louisville
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Chicago
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Houston
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Dayton
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National Average
$49,000
Dallas
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Atlanta
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Newport News
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Home to some of the best pay for Maintenance Electricians, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Maintenance Electricians will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+24 percent) and Chicago (+22 percent). Newport News ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below 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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Troubleshooting
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Plant Maintenance
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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%