An Entry-Level Maintenance Mechanic earns an average wage of $17.31 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

$21,471 - $68,931
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$41K
$69K
MEDIAN: $40,806
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$11.96 - $24.11
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$21,471 - $68,931  
   
Bonus
$294.79 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $6,750  
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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$25,666 - $56,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $24.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.43  
Overtime
$17.51 - $35.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$294.79 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $6,750  
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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$25,666 - $56,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,340

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Maintenance Mechanic Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Maintenance Mechanic in Palmdale:
"Keep up with changing technology."
Never pass up any offer of training courses, certificate updates, that is one of the good things (if offered) about working for a government agency (city) and decent benefits!

Maintenance Mechanic in Vineland:
"Keep an open mind."
Accept any training.Work flexible hours.Gain experience from all employees on your team.

Maintenance Mechanic in Merrill:
"Hours worked , available parts."
Never stop trying to learn something new each day. And not everything is what it appears to be. Listen to what people say the problem is.

Maintenance Mechanic in Tracy:
"The people you answer to have no clue what your job is or ho."
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Machines need to run for your company to make money.

Key Stats for Maintenance Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 15%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 15%

Arc Welding
up arrow 9%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 8%

System Repair
up arrow 8%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 4%

Welding
up arrow 3%

Plumbing
up arrow 2%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$39,000

Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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