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Maintenance Worker Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Maintenance Workers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.77 per hour nationwide. Pay generally varies between $9.04 per hour and $20.93. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Maintenance Workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,890 - $49,615
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,064
10%
50%
90%

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$9.04 - $20.93
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,890 - $49,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$19,523 - $46,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $20.93  
   
Overtime
$13.60 - $34.02  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$19,523 - $46,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Worker


Survey results suggest that Maintenance Workers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Equipment Maintenance, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 57 percent, 36 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Maintenance Workers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $27K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Maintenance Workers make a median salary of $32K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Worker Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 57%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 36%

HVAC
up arrow 24%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 23%

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Plumbing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 32%
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