Maintenance Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Maintenance Technician is $16.71 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Industrial Hydraulics, Plant Maintenance, Systems Troubleshooting, and Welding.
Maintenance Technician Total Pay (?
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$24,272 - $63,284
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Maintenance Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.23 - $24.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,272 - $63,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,399  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $8,274  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,750  
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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$24,350 - $59,168  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $24.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.86  
Overtime
$15.41 - $37.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,399  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,750  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $8,274  
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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$24,350 - $59,168  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,261
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Job Description for Maintenance Technician
A maintenance technician is responsible for cleaning, maintaining, and repairing building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, window and door screens, flooring material, gutters, and drains. The maintenance technician will take care of maintenance duties involving carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical repairs to guarantee that the building is properly and safely maintained. Other responsibilities include routine preventive maintenance to ensure efficient operation of building systems and to prevent deterioration of the physical condition of the buildings on the property. The maintenance technician will operate heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and related systems as well as perform routine maintenance and repairs. A maintenance technician should be proficient with the tools of the job, own a set of maintenance tools, and be knowledgeable of how to safely handle tools and equipment when working with dangerous electrical systems and plumbing. The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or GED. Experience working with HVAC, plumbing, and other building systems or features is required, and certification (which can be earned at most technical or trade schools after completing a program of study) is typically necessary, as well, to obtain a job as a maintenance technician. The person holding the job will report to the property manager or superintendent. Most maintenance technicians have normal working hours and a set schedule, but may be called outside of that schedule to make emergency repairs, so a good candidate for the job will be able to respond to requests for service at any given moment.
Maintenance Technician Tasks
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Maintenance Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Maintenance Technician?
Maintenance Technician in Burlington:
"Love My Work, Not The Rewards."
Pros: Trouble shooting electronic, mechanical and computer systems. I have always loved tinkering, and inventing/adapting electronic solutions to problems. A nice self paced environment, where I have time to do my own projects. And good pay.
Cons: The big company politics. There are so many levels of management that any change, issue, new hire, etc... Takes an act of congress and a long time to complete. Also being expected to do the work of 2 techs with no incentive pay or otherwise due to a dwindling business. The resistance to change has to be the biggest drawback. It's important to note my review is company specific not maintenance in general!
Maintenance Technician in Window Rock:
"It's A Good Learning Experience."
Pros: Travel to the other branches to do repairs.
Cons: Doing renovation projects and doing cost estimate and material cost.
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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician Salaries

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$37,000

Skills That Affect Maintenance Technician Salaries

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1014 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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