Maintenance Machinist Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Maintenance Machinists earn an average of $23.78 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,389 - $71,216
$60K
MEDIAN: $60,000
50%

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$16.96 - $31.47
$17
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $23.78
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$60,000  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,500 - $78,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.96 - $31.47  
   
Overtime
$26.37 - $43.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$37,500 - $78,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Machinist


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Maintenance Machinists who move into a Maintenance Mechanic role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Maintenance Mechanics earn $43K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Machinist

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $49K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. Maintenance Machinists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $59K.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Machinist

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
49%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Experienced
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Mechanical Tool Repair
▲6%

National Average
$54,000

Precision Machining
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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