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Maintenance Machinist Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Maintenance Machinists earn an average of $20.74 per hour. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Maintenance Machinists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$27,600 - $70,000
(Median)
$28K
$54K
$70K
MEDIAN: $53,702
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50%
90%

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$14.95 - $31.27
(Median)
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,600 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$32,154 - $67,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $31.27  
   
Overtime
$20.32 - $49.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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).
)
$32,154 - $67,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Job Description for Maintenance Machinist

Maintenance machinists generally implement and maintain industrial machinery, and are often employed by chemical plants and manufacturing facilities. They are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance on these machines and troubleshooting them when they are not working correctly, and may occasionally need to rebuild them, so it is important to be able to comprehend various blueprints and manuals.

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Maintenance Machinist Tasks

  • Inspect machines to determine efficiency and detect problems.
  • Set up and operate machines in accordance with regulations.
  • Perform routine machinery maintenance, change parts, and lubricate machinery.
  • Dismantle and reassemble machines to test damaged parts and mark defective areas.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Machinist

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


For many Maintenance Machinists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. Maintenance Machinists see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Maintenance Machinists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $52K on average.

Experience Affects Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%