Maintenance Machinist Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Maintenance Machinists in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.65 per hour nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Maintenance Machinists — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,409 - $74,497
(Median)
$31K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $54,200
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50%
90%

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$15.99 - $31.28
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,409 - $74,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
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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$33,704 - $70,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.99 - $31.28  
   
Overtime
$23.10 - $49.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
   
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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$33,704 - $70,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. Maintenance Machinists see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $54K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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