Maintenance Electrician Salary

The average wage for a Maintenance Electrician is $23.19 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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$30,411 - $100,917
$30K
$53K
$100K
MEDIAN: $52,838
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50%
90%

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$16.46 - $30.90
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.28
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50%
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$0$100K
Salary $30,411 - $100,917
Bonus $40.41 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $489.36 - $8,170
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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$35,478 - $75,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 132
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $16.46 - $30.90
Hourly Tips $2.31
Overtime $24.49 - $46.54
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $40.41 - $10,137
Profit Sharing $489.36 - $8,170
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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$35,478 - $75,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 862

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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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Popular Skills for Maintenance Electrician

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Electrician

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 245 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 333 salaries. A Maintenance Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 329 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,042

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Maintenance Electrician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Maintenance Electrician?

Maintenance Electrician in Fort Dodge:
Pros: Changing technologies, troubleshooting, always something new to learn.
Cons: Hours can be long, can be frustrating dealing with operators, often stuck between management and production on contentious issues.

Maintenance Electrician in Grand Rapids:
"Wire machines from frame to completion."
Pros: Knowing a skill and doing it well.
Cons: Tedious sometimes.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Electrician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Electrician Salaries


Electrician
▲3%




National Average
$52,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼1%

ELECTRICAL
▼7%

Plumbing
▼33%

Maintenance
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 12%
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