Maintenance Worker Salary

Male Maintenance Workers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.06 per hour in the United States. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Maintenance Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,036 - $58,958
$23K
$37K
$59K
MEDIAN: $37,078
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50%
90%

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$10.32 - $23.17
$10
$14
$23
MEDIAN: $14.41
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$0$58K
Salary $23,036 - $58,958
Bonus $1,000
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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$21,742 - $53,768
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.32 - $23.17
Overtime $14.94 - $33.18
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $1,000
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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$21,742 - $53,768
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 295

Job Description for Maintenance Worker

"Maintenance worker" is a general, broad title that encompasses many types of semi-skilled and skilled labor. Generally, “maintenance worker” is used to describe a repair specialist, whether they work for a municipality, factory, building, or other employer. Depending on the type of maintenance work done, this employee's day-to-day tasks may vary. However, a common element shared by maintenance jobs is the physical activity required to complete duties such as operating heavy equipment, maintaining equipment and tools, and fixing broken pipes, walls, and electrical outlets.

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Maintenance Worker 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 Worker


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Maintenance Workers may progress into high-paying roles like Maintenance Supervisor, where median compensation is $50K annually.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Worker


Survey results show that Maintenance Workers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Equipment Maintenance, Carpentry, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 52 percent, 24 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Painting. Many workers who know Maintenance also know Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Worker

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 94 salaries. A Maintenance Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 48 salaries.

Maintenance Worker Reviews

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

Maintenance Worker in Honolulu:
Pros: There's days that I can work by my self.
Cons: Miscommunication and changing our work time.

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Key Stats for Maintenance Worker

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Maintenance Worker Salaries

▲32%

▲10%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Maintenance Worker Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
▲50%

Carpentry
▲23%

HVAC
▲19%

ELECTRICAL
▲14%

▼0%

Household Electronic Repair
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Maintenance
▼3%

Painting
▼6%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
▼7%

Cleaning
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 27%