Entry-Level Maintenance and Repair Worker, General Salary

Entry-Level General Maintenance and Repair Workers take home an average $12.53 per hour. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,659 - $53,275
$22K
$32K
$53K
MEDIAN: $32,198
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$9.23 - $19.31
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,659 - $53,275  
   
Bonus
$153.13 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$89.00  
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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$19,639 - $43,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $19.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23  
Overtime
$13.70 - $30.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$153.13 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$89.00  
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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$19,639 - $43,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,049

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,758

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For Entry-Level General Maintenance and Repair Workers, New York provides a pay rate that is 75 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level General Maintenance and Repair Workers will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+31 percent), Cleveland (+14 percent), and Grand Rapids (+10 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Las Vegas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Dallas (16 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Maintenance and Repair Worker, General Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Maintenance and Repair Worker, General in Rootstown:
"That they were never going to pay me anywhere near what I'm."
Get it in writing or else you'll end up broke living in a cave on top of a mountain.

Key Stats for Maintenance and Repair Worker, General

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Maintenance and Repair Worker, General Salaries

Welding
▲29%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▲6%

System Repair
▲5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲2%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

▼3%

Plumbing
▼4%

Painting
▼9%

Cleaning
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 45%
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