A sizeable majority of Maintenance Machinists in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $23.69 per hour. The majority of Maintenance Machinists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although around one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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

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$16.86 - $30.81
$17
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $23.69
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$60,000  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,370 - $77,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.86 - $30.81  
   
Overtime
$26.64 - $43.03  
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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$37,370 - $77,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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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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.


For Maintenance Machinists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Maintenance Machinists bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Maintenance Machinists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $58K.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Machinist

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
48%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$53,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Mechanical Tool Repair
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Precision Machining
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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