$68,613
Avg. Salary
$16.58
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,839

Bonus

$2,604

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Maintenance Engineer is $16.58 per hour.

The average pay for a Maintenance Engineer is $68,613 per year.

10%
$11.39
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$16.58
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$27.85
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MEDIAN $16.58
10%
$37k
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$69k
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$101k
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MEDIAN $68,613
$37,145 - $100,909
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MEDIAN: $68,613
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$0$100K
Salary $37,145 - $100,909
Bonus $517 - $10,108
Profit Sharing $51.52 - $7,747
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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$25,404 - $87,269
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 636
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $11.39 - $27.85
Hourly Tips $0.37
Overtime $16.98 - $47.11
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $517 - $10,108
Profit Sharing $51.52 - $7,747
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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$25,404 - $87,269
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,170

Job Description for Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance engineers are in charge of resolving and preventing technical issues while communicating properly with other workers and clients in the organization. Most maintenance engineers are part of a big team that deals with making sure that all equipment used by their company is working correctly and up to standards. Moreover, they are required to strictly follow their organization's safety standards and regulations, and lead the way in preventing accidents in the workplace.

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Maintenance Engineer Tasks
  • Uses a wide variety of tools and equipment to ensure proper maintenance of machines.
  • Record and document type and cost of repair work needed.
  • Inspects and diagnoses machine malfunctions.
  • Repairs and replaces defective machines or equipment.

Maintenance Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$101K

Dow Chemical Co
17 profiles
$89,722

$35,659

$23,277

$29,120

$28,339

$29,120

$74,659

$23,928

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Engineer


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While Maintenance Engineers do not often become Reliability Engineers, the job pays $87K per year on average. It is quite typical for Maintenance Engineers to transition into roles as Maintenance Managers or Chief Engineers, where reported median earnings are $18K and $30K higher per year.

Maintenance Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Maintenance Engineer


Survey takers working as Maintenance Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 73 percent, 61 percent, and 47 percent, respectively. Those listing ELECTRICAL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Plumbing and HVAC also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also know System Repair and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 418 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 295 salaries. A Maintenance Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

93%

38%

35%

30%

22%

-13%

-20%

-34%

National Average: $44,249

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Maintenance Engineers, 99 percent higher than the national average. Maintenance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+43 percent), New York (+39 percent), Las Vegas (+35 percent), and Chicago (+26 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Phoenix Maintenance Engineers earning much less — 32 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (17 percent lower) and Los Angeles (16 percent lower).

Maintenance Engineer Reviews

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

Maintenance Engineer in Grand Rapids:
"Repetitive."
Pros: Meeting new guests
Cons: Unappreciated

Maintenance Engineer in Los Angeles:
"Life."
Pros: The diversity and cultures here is what keeps me on my toes.
Cons: High cost of living and the traffic is horrible.

Maintenance Engineer in Columbus:
"Changing bulbs and plunging toilets."
There's really no such thing as a new maintenance engineer. You have to be proficient in many different fields of technical skill. The ones that arent, we'll they wind up changing light bulbs and plunging toilets.

Maintenance Engineer in Boise:
"How strenuous on health and body."
Don't do the physical labor. Get paid appropriately.

Maintenance Engineer in Daytona Beach Shores:
From my experience you sure know as much about air conditioning as possible. Know about your respondibilities and carry them out.

Maintenance Engineer in Dayton:
"Get Ready To Be Busy."
Pros: Work on different projects regularly, experience different cultures of people everyday, control your own project schedule and availability must be open.
Cons: Too much on your shoulders, work 7 days a week and expected to do so. Expected to work on large jobs that will take weeks for a contractor, and be expected to get it done in one week max even though you have contractors that have given bids to get them done properly.

Maintenance Engineer in Chesapeake:
"I thought that you could make good money & benifits, WRONG!!"
Just keep on looking... Extended stay hotels is no career move... I just got injured on the job & 12 weeks later they say you don't have a job anymore... This is so very unfair! ! ! ! They bluffed me so much in, we are going to get you some help or assistance. Buy it was all LIES ! ! ! Look only for a 4 or 5 DIAMOND hotel business...

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Key Stats for Maintenance Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 319 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Maintenance Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲2%

National Average
$44,000

▼4%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲68%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲56%

Plant Maintenance
▲43%


National Average
$44,000



System Repair
▼4%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼6%



▼10%

▼14%

▼16%

ELECTRICAL
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 319 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%