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Maintenance Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Maintenance Workers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.90 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.09 per hour to $21.05. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although the greater part have medical coverage and a little less than half have dental coverage, close to a third claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Maintenance Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$20,811 - $50,117
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,834
10%
50%
90%

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$9.09 - $21.05
(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
$20,811 - $50,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
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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$19,755 - $46,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $21.05  
   
Overtime
$13.63 - $33.43  
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 - $1,468  
   
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).
)
$19,755 - $46,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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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 show that Maintenance Workers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, HVAC, and ELECTRICAL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 24 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Maintenance tends to also indicate an understanding of Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Worker

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


For Maintenance Workers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. Maintenance Workers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $36K.

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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

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 36%

HVAC
up arrow 24%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 23%

National Average
$30,000

Plumbing
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 33%