Maintenance Engineer Salary

A Maintenance Engineer earns an average wage of $16.16 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, and Plant Maintenance.

$33,150 - $98,033
$33K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,575
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50%
90%

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$11.13 - $27.67
$11
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.33
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,150 - $98,033  
   
Bonus
$993 - $9,978  
Profit Sharing
$5.70 - $8,243  
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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$24,731 - $82,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 348
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $27.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21  
Overtime
$16.96 - $45.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$993 - $9,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.70 - $8,243  
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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$24,731 - $82,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 635

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Job Description for Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance engineers are in charge of resolving and preventing technical issues while communicating properly with other workers and clients in the organization. Most maintenance engineers are part of a big team that deals with making sure that all equipment used by their company is working correctly and up to standards. Moreover, they are required to strictly follow their organization's safety standards and regulations, and lead the way in preventing accidents in the workplace.

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Maintenance Engineer Tasks

  • Uses a wide variety of tools and equipment to ensure proper maintenance of machines.
  • Record and document type and cost of repair work needed.
  • Inspects and diagnoses machine malfunctions.
  • Repairs and replaces defective machines or equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 418 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 295 salaries. A Maintenance Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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▲43%

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▲35%

▲26%

▼-10%

▼-17%

▼-32%

National Average: $42,661

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Maintenance Engineer Reviews

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

Maintenance Engineer in Dayton:
"Get Ready To Be Busy."
Pros: Work on different projects regularly, experience different cultures of people everyday, control your own project schedule and availability must be open.
Cons: Too much on your shoulders, work 7 days a week and expected to do so. Expected to work on large jobs that will take weeks for a contractor, and be expected to get it done in one week max even though you have contractors that have given bids to get them done properly.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Engineer Salaries

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
$43,000

▼1%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲74%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲62%

Plant Maintenance
▲48%




National Average
$43,000

System Repair
▼1%


Systems Troubleshooting
▼3%


▼7%

▼11%

▼13%

ELECTRICAL
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%
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