Male Maintenance Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.20 per hour in the United States. The final incomes of Maintenance Technicians generally vary between $25K and $60K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $5K, $6K, and $8K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just over a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Maintenance Technicians is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,255 - $65,629
$27K
$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,197
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$11.81 - $25.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,255 - $65,629  
   
Bonus
$249.21 - $4,671  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,872  
Commission
$97.87 - $8,170  
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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$25,186 - $59,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $25.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.01  
Overtime
$18.01 - $38.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$249.21 - $4,671  
   
Commission
$97.87 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,872  
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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$25,186 - $59,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8,700

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Job Description for Maintenance Technician

Maintenance technicians are generally in charge of the upkeep of a facility, such as an apartment complex or business office, and often have a variety of skills, such as plumbing, groundskeeping, carpentry, painting, and janitorial and electrical skills. Some may also have HVAC technician certification in order to repair heating and cooling systems.

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Maintenance Technician Tasks

  • Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
  • Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.

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Maintenance Technicians who transition into a Plant Maintenance Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $67K per year. More often than not, a Maintenance Supervisor role is the next step for Maintenance Technicians moving up in the field. Maintenance Supervisors usually make $50K per year. Many other Maintenance Technicians choose to take on an Apartment Maintenance Technician role, where salaries are typically $31K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Technician


CBRE Group, Tyson Foods, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and Property Management Company are top-notch employers for Maintenance Technicians in this area. Time Warner Cable Company offers the best pay with a median salary of $58K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $44K and maxing out at just $68K. Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks at Comcast Cable, Inc. ($57K), Advanced Technology Services, Inc. ($54K), and Cargill ($50K).

With a median employee salary of $22K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays significantly less than its competitors (164 percent less than the top paying company). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Hilton Garden Inn at $24K, and Hampton Inn where $27K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Maintenance Technicians there earn up to $40K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Industrial Hydraulics, and Welding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 26 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plumbing, HVAC System Design, and Maintenance. A tool kit that includes Maintenance also typically contains Troubleshooting. Most people skilled in Equipment Maintenance are similarly competent in Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Technician

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


Maintenance Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $34K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $39K. Maintenance Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,183

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For those looking to make money, Maintenance Technicians in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+18 percent), Grand Rapids (+11 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and St. Louis (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Orlando and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Maintenance Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Maintenance Technician?

Maintenance Technician in Arab:
"It is challenging and educational work."
Pros: I like the most in my job is were we trouble shoot any problem in our unit and fixing the problem of that unit.
Cons: The luck of coordination from our company especially in our office and the corruption that happening in our department.

Maintenance Technician in Macon:
"I love what I do."
Pros: You can switch from electrical work to mechanical very fast. I have skills I didn't know I had.
Cons: Comunicating with various type of people make My job hard sometimes.

Maintenance Technician in Manchester:
Pros: Co workers are a great help if an instance arises that is beyond your current understanding. I work by myself and can control the amount of hours I work (flexibility), Christmas Bonuses are awarded based on the amount of time with company (Extremely Generous gesture). Company van that is driven home nightly and directly to job sites... Company vehicle be used out outside of work but very modestly. Company uses tablets to input and get data to make jobs faster. Company Cellphone (must return if you leave company). Stress level is relatively low mostly but depending on the job importance can get extremely stressful at times. I work without supervision and see my bosses every 4 months or so (low stress and micro managing is virtually nonexistent). Training from other coworkers is a blessing and the educational factor is really high.
Cons: Some ideas (excellent and realistic ideas) that are brought up to management for bettering the company are usually shot down immediately or given a pathetic excuse why it wouldn't work, yet the company is looking for ways to fix problems (good ideas are usually wasted). Company doesn't pay coworkers what they are worth. Quality/Good/acceptable pay raises are hard to get if you are a good worker. Communication on what jobs are REALLY like is not properly understood by Admin personnel and they tend to be a little unrealistic with expectations.

Maintenance Technician in Franklin:
"Not enough money starting out at 15$"
Pros: I got a lot of over time bosses are cool but the guys u work with suck.
Cons: The money isn't there it needs to start out at 18 ph or more do to hot work and high risk of death.

Maintenance Technician in St. Louis:
"Worst of the best."
Pros: Pretty flexible schedule. If I need to change my schedule or hours for a day or week they are pretty flexible about that.
Cons: Factory is always hot. I can never do a good enough job. There is no positive reinforcement. If you work hard and beat the original goal the only response given by management is why didn't you get more done?

Maintenance Technician in Greenville:
"Like my job.."
Pros: I like that every day brings something new. One day I am working on refrigerators and the next I may be getting an apartment ready for a new move in.
Cons: Being on call a couple times a month, limits the activities you can do outside of work.

Maintenance Technician in Evansville:
"Being a maintenance mechanic."
Pros: I like working with machines, figuring out why they don't work, and then making it so they do work. I like the challenge of problem solving. I like the idea of working with robots, programming, and getting them to do what they are supposed to do.
Cons: Working night shift, not having the tools and support of the company. Long hours.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1417 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1417 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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