How Much Do Elevator Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Elevator Installers and Repairers

Elevator Installers and Repairers assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$86200 per year
Hourly wage
$41 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$45,950 to $62,050 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$22 to $30 per hour

Entry-level Elevator Installers and Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $45,950 to $62,050 per year or $22 to $30 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Elevator Installers and Repairers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $62 $128,500
Senior (Top 25%) $52 $108,080
Middle (Mid 50%) $43 $88,540
Junior (Bottom 25%) $30 $62,050
No experience (Bottom 10%) $22 $45,950

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $53 $109,220
WA $49 $101,160
CA $47 $97,620
OR $47 $96,980
IL $46 $96,040
KS $46 $94,880
NJ $45 $93,860
CO $44 $91,850
OH $43 $89,370
MN $42 $88,360

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Elevator Installer and Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Elevator Technicians are in the states of MA, WA, CA, OR and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $97090 $46.68
Local Government $95800 $46.06
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance $92610 $44.53
Building Equipment Contractors $86000 $41.35
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $84960 $40.85
Management of Companies and Enterprises $81690 $39.28
Federal Executive Branch $74750 $35.94
Machinery Manufacturing $65230 $31.36

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