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Maintenance Machinist Salary

Men account for the majority of Maintenance Machinists in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.28 per hour. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most Maintenance Machinists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,730 - $72,719
(Median)
$25K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,194
10%
50%
90%

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$15.60 - $31.01
(Median)
$16
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,730 - $72,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,032  
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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$33,113 - $67,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.60 - $31.01  
   
Overtime
$21.17 - $48.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,032  
   
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).
)
$33,113 - $67,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $45K. Maintenance Machinists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $53K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%