Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Maintenance Technician earns an average wage of $15.02 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Industrial Hydraulics, Welding, Plant Maintenance, and Systems Troubleshooting.

$23,890 - $52,639
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,136
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$10.28 - $20.97
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,890 - $52,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,051  
Commission
$80.54 - $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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$22,178 - $50,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $20.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.98  
Overtime
$15.14 - $32.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
   
Commission
$80.54 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,051  
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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$22,178 - $50,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,757
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,878

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Maintenance Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Maintenance Technician in Bakersfield:
"I wish I knew then that I know now. To much politics."
Be careful what you ask for. Research the jobs you apply to before accepting the job.

Maintenance Technician in Kansas City:
"Old school."
The way I like is what they did back in the day employees were treated like that were liked and wanted and appreciated now days they don't have that.

Maintenance Technician in Sunrise:
"Follow company policies about safety and cross-contamination."
Always have hungry of learn and work neat clean and organize.

Maintenance Technician in Abilene:
Do whatever is needed to keep property running smoothly and to avoid losing you job by working hard and doing what you told.

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 Maintenance Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 30%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 22%

Welding
up arrow 17%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 15%



System Repair
up arrow 10%


Machine Operation
up arrow 6%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 6%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
0%

National Average
$33,000

Maintenance
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HVAC System Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 615 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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