Maintenance Machinist Salary

Maintenance Machinists in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.29 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$51,000 - $73,363
$62K
MEDIAN: $62,201
50%

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$16.42 - $32.27
$16
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.81
10%
50%
90%

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$0$81K
Salary $62,201
Bonus $5,500
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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$37,047 - $81,885
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $16.42 - $32.27
Overtime $24.96 - $48.97
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $5,500
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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$37,047 - $81,885
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Maintenance Machinist

Maintenance machinists generally implement and maintain industrial machinery, and are often employed by chemical plants and manufacturing facilities. They are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance on these machines and troubleshooting them when they are not working correctly, and may occasionally need to rebuild them, so it is important to be able to comprehend various blueprints and manuals.

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Maintenance Machinist Tasks

  • Perform routine machinery maintenance, change parts, and lubricate machinery.
  • Dismantle and reassemble machines to test damaged parts and mark defective areas.
  • Inspect machines to determine efficiency and detect problems.
  • Set up and operate machines in accordance with regulations.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Machinist


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Many Maintenance Machinists transition into upper-level roles like Maintenance Mechanic. However, Maintenance Mechanics do report a slightly lower median income of $43K per year.

Maintenance Machinist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Machinist

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Machinist has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Machinist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Machinist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Machinist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 29 salaries. A Maintenance Machinist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 45 salaries.

Maintenance Machinist Advice

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

Maintenance Machinist in Buffalo:
"Enjoy what you do."
Enjoy what you do and you never work a day in your life.. This is a good job with a lot of enjoyment and self fufillment but you probably never get rich doing it.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Machinist

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
51%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Experienced
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Machinist Salaries

Mechanical Tool Repair
▲4%

National Average
$54,000

Precision Machining
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%
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