Average General Maintenance Worker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a General Maintenance Worker is $15.22.
MEDIAN $15.22
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $21
$99 - $19,727
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$20,806 - $46,748

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Job Description for General Maintenance Worker

General Maintenance Worker Tasks
  • Perform a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds.
  • Services appliances and emergency equipment.
  • Perform minor troubleshooting repairs and adjustments.

Career Paths

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General Maintenance Worker
Maintenance Worker
Building Maintenance Worker
Stationary Engineer or Boiler Operator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for General Maintenance Worker

Skills in Maintenance, Plumbing, Equipment Maintenance and Facility Maintenance & Coordination are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for General Maintenance Worker

An entry-level General Maintenance Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.03 based on 10 salaries. An early career General Maintenance Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.29 based on 105 salaries. A mid-career General Maintenance Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.79 based on 58 salaries. An experienced General Maintenance Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.46 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.

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Years of Experience

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