$77,806
Avg. Salary
$33.36
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,052

Bonus

$4,000

Profit Sharing

$1,250

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Elevator Mechanic is $33.36 per hour.

The average pay for an Elevator Mechanic is $77,806 per year.

10%
$18.17
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$33.36
50%
$52.29
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MEDIAN $33.36
10%
$41k
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$78k
50%
$116k
90%
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MEDIAN $77,806
$40,598 - $116,327
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MEDIAN: $77,806
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$0$116K
Salary $40,598 - $116,327
Bonus $507 - $12,365
Profit Sharing $4,000
Commission $1,250
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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$40,280 - $115,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$95
Hourly Rate $18.17 - $52.29
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $24.38 - $95.30
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $507 - $12,365
Commission $1,250
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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$40,280 - $115,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 580

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 Pay By Employer

$0$117K

$80,188

Thyssen Krupp
7 profiles
$87,752

$84,400

Elevator Mechanic Job Listings

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

-1%

National Average: $74,445

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).

Elevator Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Elevator Mechanic?

Elevator Mechanic in Seattle:
"Hard, but fun work."
Pros: Outside an office
Cons: Stress

Elevator Mechanic in San Jose:
"Dangerous job, no room for someone thats just okay."
Pros: Constant challenge to learn and insure the safety of the public
Cons: high risk of injury or death. Falls, electrocution, crushed/dismemberment, biohazards, exposure to harmful substances, ect.. Likely in the top 10 most dangerous jobs.

Elevator Mechanic in Evansville:
"Top notch elevator mechsnic."
Go to school pay attention work hard.

Elevator Mechanic in Seattle:
"Inequality."
Pros: I appreciate out of town vacations a lot more than I would working elsewhere.
Cons: White collar jobs are king, callouses and sweat are not respected. Blue collar people are looked at as no better than homeless people. Tax money is spent on white collar public transportation options with taxes collected from people who are resigned to commute in because they've been priced out of the neighborhoods they grew up in. Cost of living does not match well with weather conditions or recreational activity options.

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Key Stats for Elevator Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲12%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Elevator Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲20%

National Average
$74,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼2%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼6%

Equipment Maintenance
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%