The average hourly pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $20.77.
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Job Description for Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance mechanics work with large production machines, typically in factories. They oversee the machine’s performance and upkeep. Maintenance mechanics coordinate the maintenance of a machine with managers of the organization. Unless a machine breaks down, maintenance typically occurs during during off-peak hours so production continues efficiently. Mechanics clean the machine entirely by removing parts and cleaning thoroughly. They oil or lubricate moving parts so that they continue working…Read more
Maintenance Mechanic Tasks
- Complete repairs and parts replacements.
- Repair, install, adjust or maintain machines or vehicles.
- Perform preventative maintenance inspections.
- Maintain work and shop area and stock tools, parts and supplies.
- Complete written record of work performed.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Mechanic
The top respondents for the job title Maintenance Mechanic are from the companies Tyson Foods, Inc., U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Jones Lang LaSalle. Reported salaries are highest at Georgia-Pacific Corporation where the average pay is $25.22. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Kroger Company and U.S. Postal Service (USPS), earning around $22.25 and $22.00, respectively. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation pays the lowest at around $15.79. Dart Container Corporation and Tyson Foods, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.07 and $19.18, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Maintenance Mechanic
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting and Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Mechanic
An entry-level Maintenance Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.15 based on 83 salaries. An early career Maintenance Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.35 based on 1,669 salaries. A mid-career Maintenance Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.76 based on 1,347 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.39 based on 1,537 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Maintenance Mechanic in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (2.6% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.6% less).
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