Maintenance Worker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Maintenance Workers earn an average of $13.98 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most Maintenance Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,931 - $58,629
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$37K
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MEDIAN: $37,045
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$9.95 - $21.88
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MEDIAN: $13.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,931 - $58,629  
   
Bonus
$723  
Total Pay (?
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$21,104 - $52,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $21.88  
   
Overtime
$14.98 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$723  
   
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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$21,104 - $52,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339

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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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Maintenance Workers who transition into a Maintenance Supervisor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $50K per year.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Worker


Survey results suggest that Maintenance Workers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, Carpentry, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 26 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cleaning, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Painting. Employees educated in Maintenance are typically practiced in Plumbing, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Worker

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 94 salaries. A Maintenance Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 48 salaries.

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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 51 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

▲34%

▲13%

National Average
$31,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Worker Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
▲53%

Carpentry
▲26%

HVAC
▲21%

ELECTRICAL
▲17%

▲2%

Household Electronic Repair
▲2%

National Average
$31,000

Maintenance
▼1%

Painting
▼4%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼5%

Cleaning
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 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: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 29%
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