A sizeable majority of Maintenance Machinists in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $23.24 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Maintenance Machinists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,200 - $75,000
(Median)
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $68,784
50%

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$16.59 - $29.85
(Median)
$17
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$68,784  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,495 - $76,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.59 - $29.85  
   
Overtime
$26.00 - $43.02  
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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$36,495 - $76,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Machinist


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Many Maintenance Machinists transition into upper-level roles like Maintenance Mechanic. However, Maintenance Mechanics do report a slightly lower median income of $43K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Machinist

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


Maintenance Machinists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. Maintenance Machinists bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $57K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$52,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Machinist Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 5%

Precision Machining
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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