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. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Maintenance Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans.

$22,617 - $57,396
$23K
$35K
$57K
MEDIAN: $35,182
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$9.72 - $21.21
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$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,617 - $57,396  
   
Bonus
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$20,732 - $51,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $36.29  
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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$20,732 - $51,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 329

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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


Maintenance Workers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Carpentry, HVAC, and ELECTRICAL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 23 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cleaning and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Plumbing is a skill commonly found among those who know Maintenance.

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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $28K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $30K. Maintenance Workers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $38K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Worker

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 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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Experience Affects Maintenance Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Worker Salaries

Carpentry
▲24%

HVAC
▲23%

ELECTRICAL
▲16%

Equipment Maintenance
▲12%

Household Electronic Repair
▲4%

▲2%

Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Painting
▼2%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼3%

Cleaning
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

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: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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