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Maintenance Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Maintenance Workers in the United States, bringing in about $13.85 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.98 per hour, and the top verges on $21.14. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Maintenance Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$20,386 - $51,773
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$52K
MEDIAN: $31,730
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90%

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$8.98 - $21.14
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,386 - $51,773  
   
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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$19,461 - $46,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $21.14  
   
Overtime
$13.41 - $32.98  
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 - $1,454  
   
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).
)
$19,461 - $46,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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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Survey results show that Maintenance Workers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with HVAC, ELECTRICAL, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 25 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. HVAC and Plumbing are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Worker

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


Maintenance Workers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. Maintenance Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. As Maintenance Workers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Worker Salaries

HVAC
up arrow 38%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 25%

Plumbing
up arrow 17%

National Average
$30,000

Maintenance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 33%