$43,196
Avg. Salary
$17.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,137

Profit Sharing

$1,620

Commission

$1,936

The average pay for a Maintenance Technician is $17.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Maintenance Technician is $43,196 per year.

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$18
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$26
90%
MEDIAN $18
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$69k
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MEDIAN $43,196
$27,698 - $68,944
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MEDIAN: $43,196
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$12.12 - $25.83
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$0$68K
Salary $27,698 - $68,944
Bonus $234 - $4,686
Profit Sharing $302 - $6,196
Commission $99.67 - $10,033
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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$25,912 - $61,209
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,358
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.12 - $25.83
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.35
Overtime $18.18 - $39.27
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $234 - $4,686
Commission $99.67 - $10,033
Profit Sharing $302 - $6,196
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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$25,912 - $61,209
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 17,021

Job Description for Maintenance Technician

Maintenance technicians are generally in charge of the upkeep of a facility, such as an apartment complex or business office, and often have a variety of skills, such as plumbing, groundskeeping, carpentry, painting, and janitorial and electrical skills. Some may also have HVAC technician certification in order to repair heating and cooling systems.

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Maintenance Technician Tasks

  • Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
  • Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.

Maintenance Technician Pay By Employer

$0$71K

CBRE Group
49 profiles
$40,575

$40,924

$39,083

Greystar
28 profiles
$33,026

$45,825

FedEx Ground
23 profiles
$41,128

$33,151

$44,228

Amazon.com Inc
17 profiles
$44,195

Tesla Motors
16 profiles
$51,589

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Technician


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At the upper end, Maintenance Technicians who move into a Plant Maintenance Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Plant Maintenance Managers is a much higher $67K per year. With an annual salary of $50K, Maintenance Supervisor is the most common role for Maintenance Technicians to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Apartment Maintenance Technician role — which usually pays $31K — is also typical for Maintenance Technicians, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician


Maintenance Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Industrial Hydraulics, and Welding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 25 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Plumbing, HVAC System Design, and Maintenance. Those who learned Maintenance also tend to know Troubleshooting. For most people, competency in Equipment Maintenance indicates knowledge of Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Technician

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 4,761 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 2,990 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 2,846 salaries. A Maintenance Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 1,557 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,186

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

Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Maintenance Technicians in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), Grand Rapids (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and St. Louis (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (13 percent less) and Cleveland (10 percent less).

Maintenance Technician Advice

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

Maintenance Technician in Willowick:
"Not so many call ins."
Be ready to work.

Maintenance Technician in Cleveland:
"Don't work here."
Get ready to work a lot of hours.

Maintenance Technician in Burlington:
"Love My Work, Not The Rewards."
Pros: Trouble shooting electronic, mechanical and computer systems. I have always loved tinkering, and inventing/adapting electronic solutions to problems. A nice self paced environment, where I have time to do my own projects. And good pay.
Cons: The big company politics. There are so many levels of management that any change, issue, new hire, etc... Takes an act of congress and a long time to complete. Also being expected to do the work of 2 techs with no incentive pay or otherwise due to a dwindling business. The resistance to change has to be the biggest drawback. It's important to note my review is company specific not maintenance in general!

Maintenance Technician in 49616:
"If I could look back."
Live the dream!

Maintenance Technician in Washington Court House:
"Troubleshooting Works Best When Working Backward."
Education is the key to success! One of the most valuable assets to add to your portfolio is learn the functionality of a Multi-Meter. With a clear understanding you can test a multitude of problems, narrow your search and locate key information to discovering the problem. A Maintenance Technician needs to be able to work well under stress and the clock. Most of the time repairs need to be completed quickly while the Equipment is down and everyone is waiting on you. A number one rule is to always remove the energy source, weather it's electricity, air, gas etc. Lock out and Tag out the equipment so no one can re-energize it but you.

Maintenance Technician in Henagar:
"How low the top out rate was for koch foods."
Company doesn't pay what the employee is worth poor pay rates.

Maintenance Technician in Window Rock:
"It's A Good Learning Experience."
Pros: Travel to the other branches to do repairs.
Cons: Doing renovation projects and doing cost estimate and material cost.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3496 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Maintenance Technician Salaries

▲21%

▲9%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3496 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%