Entry-Level Maintenance Mechanic Salary

An Entry-Level Maintenance Mechanic earns an average wage of $17.30 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

$24,040 - $70,469
$24K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,670
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50%
90%

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$12.21 - $24.44
$12
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.69
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$0$70K
Salary $24,040 - $70,469
Bonus $295.17 - $5,017
Profit Sharing $507 - $5,144
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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$26,295 - $57,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 126
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.21 - $24.44
Hourly Tips $0.71
Overtime $17.79 - $35.66
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $295.17 - $5,017
Profit Sharing $507 - $5,144
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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$26,295 - $57,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,192

Maintenance Mechanic Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,286

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

Maintenance Mechanic Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Maintenance Mechanic in Fitzgerald:
"Hard work."
Get a desk job go to engineering school.

Maintenance Mechanic in Houston:
"That I wouldn't recieve a raise for 5 + years."
My advice for a new Maintenance Mechanic would be to learn how each of the machines you'll be responsible for servicing operate/function. The more knowledge and understanding you have about the machines the easier it is to narrowing down the problem and begin repairs. Fixing the problem(s) as quick as possible helps reduce machine(s) down time. Down time means that the company is losing money as long as that machine not running.

Maintenance Mechanic in Palmdale:
"Keep up with changing technology."
Never pass up any offer of training courses, certificate updates, that is one of the good things (if offered) about working for a government agency (city) and decent benefits!

Maintenance Mechanic in Martinsburg:
"None."
None that I can think of at this time.

Maintenance Mechanic in Vineland:
"Keep an open mind."
Accept any training.Work flexible hours.Gain experience from all employees on your team.

Maintenance Mechanic in Merrill:
"Hours worked , available parts."
Never stop trying to learn something new each day. And not everything is what it appears to be. Listen to what people say the problem is.

Maintenance Mechanic in Tracy:
"The people you answer to have no clue what your job is or ho."
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Machines need to run for your company to make money.

Key Stats for Maintenance Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
25%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲12%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
▲12%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲6%

Industrial Hydraulics
▲6%

System Repair
▲6%

Arc Welding
▲5%

Plant Maintenance
▲3%


Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲1%

Welding
▼0%

National Average
$40,000


Equipment Maintenance
▼2%

Plumbing
▼2%

Machine Operation
▼5%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 22%