A sizeable majority of Maintenance Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.19 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Maintenance Technicians can bottom out near $25K or peak near $59K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most Maintenance Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — roughly a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,389 - $65,339
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$27K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,013
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$11.77 - $25.11
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,389 - $65,339  
   
Bonus
$250.30 - $4,539  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $5,217  
Commission
$100.67 - $14,899  
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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$25,112 - $59,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $25.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.93  
Overtime
$17.95 - $38.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$250.30 - $4,539  
   
Commission
$100.67 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $5,217  
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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$25,112 - $59,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,252
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Technician


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Maintenance Technicians who go on to become Plant Maintenance Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Plant Maintenance Managers is $67K annually. Going from Maintenance Technician to Maintenance Supervisor is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $50K. Many others choose to work as Apartment Maintenance Technicians, where pay is typically $31K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Technician


CBRE Group, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Tyson Foods, Inc., Comcast Cable, Inc., and Property Management Company are all popular places to work. Time Warner Cable Company offers the best pay with a median salary of $57K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $44K and maxing out at just $67K. Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries at Comcast Cable, Inc. (+$56K), Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (+$54K), and Amazon.com Inc (+$47K).

158 percent lower than the top payer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers a median salary of just $22K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Other low-paying employers include Hilton Garden Inn at $24K and Hampton Inn at $25K, 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 32 percent, 25 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing, HVAC System Design, and Maintenance. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know Troubleshooting. Most people experienced in Equipment Maintenance also know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $34K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Maintenance Technicians make a median salary of $43K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,128

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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 will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+16 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Columbus (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Workers in Orlando and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

Maintenance Technician Reviews

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?

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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Maintenance Technician Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1277 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
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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