Maintenance Technician Salary

Maintenance Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.37 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Maintenance Technicians (largely between $26K and $61K) includes potential earnings of $5K from bonuses, $6K from profit sharing, and commissions of $10K in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but years of experience and geography are influential factors as well. While slightly less than a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The majority of Maintenance Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,155 - $68,784
$27K
$43K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,308
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$12.03 - $25.55
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MEDIAN: $17.48
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$0$68K
Salary $27,155 - $68,784
Bonus $248.20 - $4,922
Profit Sharing $289.73 - $5,960
Commission $7.93 - $10,213
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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$25,698 - $60,894
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,333
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.03 - $25.55
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.06
Overtime $18.31 - $39.33
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $248.20 - $4,922
Commission $7.93 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $289.73 - $5,960
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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$25,698 - $60,894
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,655

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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.

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.

Maintenance Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Technician


Maintenance Technicians fill the offices of leading firms CBRE Group, Tyson Foods, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Comcast Cable, Inc., and Property Management Company. Maintenance Technicians flock to Comcast Cable, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $57K lead the pack in compensation; however, Comcast Cable, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $37K at one end to $76K at the other end. Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries at Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (+$54K), Cargill (+$51K), and Amazon.com Inc (+$47K).

With a median employee salary of $22K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays significantly less than its competitors (158 percent lower than the top payer). Other low-paying employers include Hilton Garden Inn at $24K and Hampton Inn at $27K, though some Maintenance Technicians there earn up to $40K.

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: $38,930

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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 Reviews

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

Maintenance Technician in Granite City:
"Unappreciative."
Pros: Challenging, not repetitive at all something new every day.
Cons: Low pay, forced overtime, unappreciated.

Maintenance Technician in St. Louis:
"Super shitty."
Pros: Getting to know tennants, doing work orders.
Cons: The stress is horrible and the work load is overwhelming.

Maintenance Technician in Brownsville:
"Great working environment."
Pros: I like that we travel and it feels as if I'm my own boss.
Cons: Nothing, but I like that I'm always growing.

Maintenance Technician in Cleveland:
"Laid back."
Pros: Working with my co wworkers from day to day.
Cons: Months away from home, without seeing my family.

Maintenance Technician in Arab:
"It is challenging and educational work."
Pros: I like the most in my job is were we trouble shoot any problem in our unit and fixing the problem of that unit.
Cons: The luck of coordination from our company especially in our office and the corruption that happening in our department.

Maintenance Technician in Buffalo:
"In the middle."
Pros: The hours.
Cons: Raises are bad.

Maintenance Technician in Hammond:
"It's okay."
Pros: My hours are phenomenal and I do have a variety of things to do from day to day. I've had a great chance to learn and hone new skills with this job.
Cons: Sometimes when the special projects run out it's get extremely monotonous. People who don't understand anything about your job want to know why it takes so long to do your job. Management is kind of a joke and you have to learn rapid independence.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1961 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician Salaries

▲22%

▲10%

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National Average
$39,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1961 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
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%
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