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Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Maintenance Technician earns an average wage of $14.65 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Industrial Hydraulics, Plant Maintenance, Welding, and Systems Troubleshooting.
Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salary (?
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$21,738 - $51,707
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,369
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Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salary (?
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$10.06 - $20.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,738 - $51,707  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,527  
Profit Sharing
$99.10 - $5,182  
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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$21,354 - $48,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $20.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $0.27  
Overtime
$14.69 - $30.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,527  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.10 - $5,182  
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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$21,354 - $48,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,184
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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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St. Louis
up arrow 14%
Austin
up arrow 9%
Tampa
up arrow 7%
Columbus
up arrow 6%
Tulsa
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 4%
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
San Diego
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Dallas
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$32,000
Portland
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Orlando
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Las Vegas
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Raleigh
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Maintenance Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Maintenance Technician in Washington Court House:
"Troubleshooting Works Best When Working Backward."
Education is the key to success! One of the most valuable assets to add to your portfolio is learn the functionality of a Multi-Meter. With a clear understanding you can test a multitude of problems, narrow your search and locate key information to discovering the problem. A Maintenance Technician needs to be able to work well under stress and the clock. Most of the time repairs need to be completed quickly while the Equipment is down and everyone is waiting on you. A number one rule is to always remove the energy source, weather it's electricity, air, gas etc. Lock out and Tag out the equipment so no one can re-energize it but you.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 31%
Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 23%
Plant Maintenance
up arrow 18%
Welding
up arrow 17%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 15%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%
System Repair
up arrow 12%
Machine Operation
up arrow 8%
Equipment Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%
Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 4%
Facility Maintenance & Coordination
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National Average
$32,000
Maintenance
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HVAC System Design
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Plumbing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%