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Maintenance Technician Salary in Houston, Texas

Maintenance Technicians in Houston pull down an average of $17.75 per hour. For the most part, Maintenance Technicians in Houston, Texas enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a fair number have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$23,422 - $63,000
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MEDIAN: $44,505
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$13.11 - $28.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,422 - $63,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$27,235 - $67,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $28.61  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $44.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$27,235 - $67,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Technician in Houston, Texas

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


Maintenance Technicians in Houston who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $54K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Experience Affects Maintenance Technician in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 14%


National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Technician in Houston, Texas Salaries

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 20%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 19%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 19%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 14%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 13%

Welding
up arrow 10%

National Average
$41,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 4%

Maintenance
up arrow 6%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 7%

System Repair
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 21%