Elevator Mechanic Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Elevator Mechanics earn an average of $32.97 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Elevator Mechanics. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,086 - $111,625
$41K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,333
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$18.63 - $51.75
$19
$34
$52
MEDIAN: $33.54
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$0$114K
Salary $41,086 - $111,625
Bonus $507 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $4,000
Commission $1,000
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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$41,122 - $114,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data $0$89
Hourly Rate $18.63 - $51.75
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $24.74 - $89.69
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $507 - $11,836
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$41,122 - $114,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 324

Job Description for Elevator Mechanic

Elevator mechanics are responsible for repairing elevators when they are out of service and carrying out routine maintenance in order to prevent breakdowns from occurring, as well as replacing parts of elevators when necessary. The ability to use hand and power tools is important, and the job may occasionally involve high pressure in emergency situations. Strong problem-solving skills are also important in order to identify and troubleshoot problems, such as in brakes, switches, motors, or electronic control systems. Adjustments should be made so that the elevator runs smoothly, and once repaired, the mechanic must test it to ensure it is fully repaired.

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Elevator Mechanic Tasks

  • Perform repairs and maintenance on elevators, escalators, dumb waiters and lifts.
  • Provide supervisor with repair, inspection test and preventative maintenance reports.
  • Operate tools and equipment common to the elevator trade, such as voltammeter, amp probe, meggars, tachometer, and more.
  • Respond to call-back/trouble calls in a timely manner, and restore equipment to a safe operating condition.
  • Inspect and perform scheduled preventative maintenance in elevators, escalators, lifts, and related components.

Elevator Mechanic Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Elevator Mechanic


Otis Elevator Company offers the largest salaries in town — $95K on average.

Popular Skills for Elevator Mechanic


Elevator Mechanics only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, Mechanical Tool Repair, and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Equipment Maintenance and Mechanical Tool Repair. Most people experienced in Electronic Troubleshooting also know Equipment Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Elevator Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Elevator Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Elevator Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Elevator Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Elevator Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 150 salaries. An Elevator Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,394

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Elevator Mechanics, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 42 percent greater than the national average. Elevator Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+33 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Minneapolis (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Elevator Mechanic's salary, with Miami Elevator Mechanics earning salaries that are 29 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (8 percent lower) and New York (1 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Elevator Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲11%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Skills That Affect Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲18%

National Average
$75,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼3%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼7%

Equipment Maintenance
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%