$54,184
Avg. Salary
$23.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,800

Bonus

$3,060

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Maintenance Electrician is $23.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Maintenance Electrician is $54,184 per year.

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$16.89
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$23.73
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$31.72
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MEDIAN $23.73
10%
$33k
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$54k
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$103k
90%
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MEDIAN $54,184
$32,723 - $103,145
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MEDIAN: $54,184
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$0$103K
Salary $32,723 - $103,145
Bonus $250 - $9,584
Profit Sharing $824 - $8,726
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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$36,253 - $76,942
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 252
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $16.89 - $31.72
Hourly Tips $2.31
Overtime $24.73 - $46.36
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $250 - $9,584
Profit Sharing $824 - $8,726
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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$36,253 - $76,942
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,514

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.

Maintenance Electrician Pay By Employer

$0$44K

U.S. Navy
3 profiles
$44,400

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.

Maintenance Electrician Job Listings

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

20%

14%

14%

-3%

National Average: $52,676

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).

Maintenance Electrician Reviews

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

Maintenance Electrician in Ohio:
"Low pay outside of manufacturing. Skilled work=good pay."
Pros: Steady work. O/T always available.
Cons: Weather changes a lot. Work up to 7 days a week or 12 hour days depending on the job.

Maintenance Electrician in Mumbai:
"Maintenence electrician."
Work properly & genuinely without any work pressure.

Maintenance Electrician in St. Joseph:
"Pay more expect more."
People depend on you to do your job correctly, the little things no one readily sees, like the safety of people and machines. Some will appreciate you, some will try to abuse you, just be calm, firm and keep focused on the important things, like everyone going home in one piece.

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 Wheeling:
"Maintain Laundry Equipment."
Keep PM's up and set priorities.

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

Maintenance Electrician in Atlanta:
"Job advancement."
Salary increases are slow , advancement slow , tranfers none existence,,employer good on benefits but you have to pay a percentage.

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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 303 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$53,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Electrician Salaries


Electrician
▲1%

National Average
$53,000




Electronic Troubleshooting
▼2%

ELECTRICAL
▼8%

Plumbing
▼34%

Maintenance
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 303 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%