Maintenance Electrician Salary

The average wage for a Maintenance Electrician is $22.17 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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$33,722 - $78,112
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,639
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90%

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$16.00 - $30.14
(Median)
$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,722 - $78,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,055  
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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$34,946 - $72,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $30.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.13  
Overtime
$21.68 - $45.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,055  
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).
)
$34,946 - $72,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 938
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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.

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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: $50,246

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Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries



National Average
$50,000



Skills That Affect Maintenance Electrician Salaries


Systems Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Plant Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$50,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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