Maintenance Technician Salary

Male Maintenance Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.35 per hour in the United States. Overall incomes of Maintenance Technicians — including $5K bonuses, $6K profit sharing proceeds, and $10K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $26K and $60K. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and location are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Most Maintenance Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,182 - $67,925
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$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,308
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$11.95 - $25.42
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$0$67K
Salary $27,182 - $67,925
Bonus $254.65 - $4,887
Profit Sharing $299.00 - $5,801
Commission $99.33 - $10,213
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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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$25,506 - $60,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,264
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.95 - $25.42
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.22
Overtime $18.23 - $38.93
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $254.65 - $4,887
Commission $99.33 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $299.00 - $5,801
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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$25,506 - $60,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,281

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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.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Technician


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Maintenance Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Plant Maintenance Manager. The average Plant Maintenance Manager brings home $67K per year. Becoming a Maintenance Supervisor is, more often than not, the most common role that Maintenance Technicians move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $50K. Another frequent advance is for Maintenance Technicians to assume an Apartment Maintenance Technician role; in this role, workers often earn $31K.

Maintenance Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Technician


Maintenance Technicians fill the offices of leading firms CBRE Group, Tyson Foods, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and Property Management Company. Although Comcast Cable, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $57K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $37K on the low end all the way up to $76K at the top. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Advanced Technology Services, Inc., Cargill, and Amazon.com Inc, top-paying firms where Maintenance Technicians rake in a comfortable $54K, $51K, or $47K, respectively.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 158 percent lower than the top payer ($22K). Other low-paying employers include Hilton Garden Inn at $24K and Hampton Inn at $27K, though some Maintenance Technicians there earn up to $40K.

Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician


Survey results imply that Maintenance Technicians deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 31 percent, 25 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plumbing, HVAC System Design, and Maintenance. For most people, competency in Equipment Maintenance indicates knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Technician

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 4,761 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 2,990 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 2,846 salaries. A Maintenance Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 1,557 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,554

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Maintenance Technicians, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), Grand Rapids (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and St. Louis (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 15 percent below the national average. Employers in San Antonio and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Maintenance Technician Reviews

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

Maintenance Technician in St. Louis:
"Super shitty."
Pros: Getting to know tennants, doing work orders.
Cons: The stress is horrible and the work load is overwhelming.

Maintenance Technician in Brownsville:
"Great working environment."
Pros: I like that we travel and it feels as if I'm my own boss.
Cons: Nothing, but I like that I'm always growing.

Maintenance Technician in Cleveland:
"Laid back."
Pros: Working with my co wworkers from day to day.
Cons: Months away from home, without seeing my family.

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 Buffalo:
"In the middle."
Pros: The hours.
Cons: Raises are bad.

Maintenance Technician in Hammond:
"It's okay."
Pros: My hours are phenomenal and I do have a variety of things to do from day to day. I've had a great chance to learn and hone new skills with this job.
Cons: Sometimes when the special projects run out it's get extremely monotonous. People who don't understand anything about your job want to know why it takes so long to do your job. Management is kind of a joke and you have to learn rapid independence.

Maintenance Technician in Lake Charles:
"Experiences with company dependent upon direct local managem."
Pros: Low micromanagement, different tasks daily, makes ppl happy when you improve their living conditions.
Cons: Racial discrimination against blacks and Mexicans. Job perks not offered across the board.

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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 1773 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician Salaries

▲23%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$39,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1773 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
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: 55%
no benefits
None: 22%
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