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Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Maintenance Technician earns an average wage of $14.76 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Industrial Hydraulics, Plant Maintenance, Systems Troubleshooting, and Welding.
$22,129 - $51,507
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,129 - $51,507  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,566  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,152  
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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$21,461 - $49,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $0.27  
Overtime
$14.80 - $31.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,566  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,152  
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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$21,461 - $49,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,336
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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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salaries

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

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 22%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 16%

Welding
up arrow 15%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

System Repair
up arrow 11%

Machine Operation
up arrow 9%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 6%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 5%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Maintenance
up arrow 2%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

Plumbing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 458 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%