Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Maintenance Technician earns an average wage of $14.90 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Industrial Hydraulics, Welding, Systems Troubleshooting, and Plant Maintenance.

$23,189 - $51,407
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,824
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$10.19 - $20.60
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,189 - $51,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,918  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $5,051  
Commission
$80.00 - $5,005  
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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$21,775 - $49,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $20.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $0.49  
Overtime
$14.97 - $31.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,918  
   
Commission
$80.00 - $5,005  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $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).
)
$21,775 - $49,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,856
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Maintenance Technician Advice

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

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 Entry-Level Maintenance Technician Salaries

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

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 22%

Welding
up arrow 16%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 15%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 14%


System Repair
up arrow 11%


Machine Operation
up arrow 5%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 5%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 1%

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 498 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%
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