Maintenance Electrician Salary

Men make up the majority of Maintenance Electricians in the United States, bringing in about $23.30 per hour. Cash earnings for Maintenance Electricians — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $75K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,846 - $145,141
$34K
$55K
$150K
MEDIAN: $55,268
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50%
90%

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$16.58 - $31.15
$17
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.33
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$0$145K
Salary $33,846 - $145,141
Bonus $40.85 - $8,940
Profit Sharing $800 - $8,000
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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$35,890 - $76,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 150
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $16.58 - $31.15
Hourly Tips $4.58
Overtime $24.80 - $46.33
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $40.85 - $8,940
Profit Sharing $800 - $8,000
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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$35,890 - $76,462
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 889

Job Description for Maintenance Electrician

The maintenance electrician performs most of the electrical maintenance tasks in a plant. Their key goal is to keep plant machinery and equipment in good condition by locating faulty parts by using an efficient, effective troubleshooting process. The maintenance electrician then replaces those parts that are worn and broken; if the parts are not broken, the electrician properly adjusts it to return the part or machine to working order. They also make routine inspections of equipment to assess its operating condition, performing proactive replacements and maintenance. The maintenance electrician also repairs electrical wiring and programmable logic functions in accordance with local code. A maintenance electrician moves and installs new equipment procured by the company. In the equipment movement or installation process, the electrician must understand and work from blueprints manuals, and sketches.

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Maintenance Electrician Tasks

  • Assemble and install electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and tools, to locate the cause of a problem.
  • Test all assemblies, installations, or repairs on electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Construct and fabricate parts using power or hand tools and specifications.
  • Review specifications to plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Electrician


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For Maintenance Electricians, progressing to a Plant Maintenance Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Plant Maintenance Manager can earn $67K annually. An Industrial Electrician role is the most common promotion for Maintenance Electricians moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $56K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Maintenance Electricians is a Maintenance Supervisor position, where earnings are usually $47K.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Electrician


Maintenance Electricians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Electrician, Systems Troubleshooting, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Maintenance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Plumbing and ELECTRICAL also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Plant Maintenance also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Electrician

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 245 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 333 salaries. A Maintenance Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 329 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,432

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

Maintenance Electricians in search of above-average pay will head to the middle of the country: In particular, Maintenance Electricians in Chicago, Kansas City, and Cincinnati are the best-paid American cities for Maintenance Electricians, who enjoy higher pay rates than the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Maintenance Electricians in Orlando earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Newport News and Atlanta (24 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Maintenance Electrician?

Maintenance Electrician in Fort Dodge:
Pros: Changing technologies, troubleshooting, always something new to learn.
Cons: Hours can be long, can be frustrating dealing with operators, often stuck between management and production on contentious issues.

Maintenance Electrician in Grand Rapids:
"Wire machines from frame to completion."
Pros: Knowing a skill and doing it well.
Cons: Tedious sometimes.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Electrician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$52,000

▼2%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Electrician Salaries


Electrician
▲2%

National Average
$52,000




Electronic Troubleshooting
▼2%

ELECTRICAL
▼8%

Plumbing
▼33%

Maintenance
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 12%