Maintenance Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Maintenance Workers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.91 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, approximately one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Maintenance Workers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$22,865 - $57,767
$23K
$36K
$58K
MEDIAN: $36,001
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50%
90%

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$9.73 - $21.81
$9
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $13.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,865 - $57,767  
   
Bonus
$900  
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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$20,778 - $51,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $21.81  
   
Overtime
$14.94 - $36.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$20,778 - $51,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 324

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Job Description for Maintenance Worker

"Maintenance worker" is a general, broad title that encompasses many types of semi-skilled and skilled labor. Generally, “maintenance worker” is used to describe a repair specialist, whether they work for a municipality, factory, building, or other employer. Depending on the type of maintenance work done, this employee's day-to-day tasks may vary. However, a common element shared by maintenance jobs is the physical activity required to complete duties such as operating heavy equipment, maintaining equipment and tools, and fixing broken pipes, walls, and electrical outlets.

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Maintenance Worker Tasks

  • Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
  • Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Worker


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For Maintenance Workers, progressing to a Maintenance Supervisor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Maintenance Supervisor can earn $50K annually.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Worker


Survey results show that Maintenance Workers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, Carpentry, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 55 percent, 27 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cleaning and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Maintenance and Plumbing are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Worker

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Maintenance Workers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $28K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $30K. For Maintenance Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Maintenance Worker with more than 20 years of experience can earn $41K on average.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Worker

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Maintenance Worker Salaries

▲35%

▲14%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Worker Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
▲55%

Carpentry
▲27%

HVAC
▲22%

ELECTRICAL
▲18%

▲3%

Household Electronic Repair
▲3%

Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Painting
▼3%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼4%

Cleaning
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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