Maintenance Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Maintenance Workers in the United States, bringing in about $13.66 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.01 per hour and $20.90. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and a little less than half have dental insurance. The majority of Maintenance Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,430 - $50,457

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$9.01 - $20.90

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,430 - $50,457  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
Total Pay (?
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$19,376 - $46,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $20.90  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $33.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$19,376 - $46,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Worker


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Many Maintenance Workers move into a Building Maintenance Worker role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Building Maintenance Workers on average bring in a similar salary to Maintenance Workers.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Worker


Maintenance Workers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Equipment Maintenance, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 58 percent, 37 percent, and 25 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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $27K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $29K. Maintenance Workers see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Worker Salaries

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 58%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 37%

HVAC
up arrow 25%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 22%

Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
0%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 33%
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