Maintenance Machinist Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Maintenance machinists must be proficient with both hand tools and power tools, including mills, grinders, and other welding tools. Some positions require machinists to develop plans relating to how the work is carried out; some of this planning may be done on a computer, so computer skills are highly beneficial.
The job will often require machinists to work in loud environments, possibly around hazardous materials and conditions. Knowledge of electrical systems, pneumatic systems, metal work, and hydraulic systems may be required for the position. The work is often strenuous and requires much physical strength, so physical testing may be administered prior to obtaining the job. Generally a minimum of a high school diploma is required, and certification from a trade school and prior work experience may also be required.
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.
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.