hourly pay for General Maintenance and Repair Workers
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General Maintenance and Repair Workers

Other names for this job might include Airport Attendant, Bench Repair Technician, Building Maintenance Engineer, Building Maintenance Mechanic, Building Maintenance Repairer, Building Mechanic, Electrical Mechanical Technician, Electronic Technician, Engineer, Environmental Maintenance Worker

  • $39360
  • 64%
    Job satisfaction
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How Much Do Maintenance Mechanics Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do General Maintenance and Repair Workers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a General Maintenance and Repair Worker will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$39360 per year
Hourly wage
$18.920 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Maintenance Mechanics make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Maintenance Mechanics is $39360. Their salary can also be as low as $22010 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $60660 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $18.920 and can range from $10.580 to $29.160 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Maintenance Mechanic will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
Salary rank

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This compares the salary of all careers and we give them a rank of A, B, C or D depending on how high or low is their average salary.

After comparing how much do Maintenance Mechanics make with other careers, they have a salary rank of C.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$29.160$60660
Senior (Top 25%)$23.320$48520
Middle (Mid 50%)$17.760$36940
Junior (Bottom 25%)$13.550$28180
No experience (Bottom 10%)$10.580$22010

Entry-level Maintenance Mechanics who starts out at $28180 can expect to make $36940 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $10.580 per hour while the top 10% makes over $29.160 per hour.

While the median wage is $36940 per annum or $17.760 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution27.9858200
Postal Service (federal government)27.7657740
Wired Telecommunications Carriers27.1756520
Other Pipeline Transportation26.8355810
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing26.6655450
Natural Gas Distribution26.6355390
Tobacco Manufacturing26.3254750
Couriers and Express Delivery Services26.2854660
Couriers and Messengers26.0254120
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.9654000
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences25.953880
Scientific Research and Development Services25.8553760
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil25.4652960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing25.2452500
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage25.1852370
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills25.0452080
Basic Chemical Manufacturing24.9651910
Educational Support Services, Local government owned24.5751100
Federal Executive Branch24.4950930
Rail Transportation24.4150770
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing23.8849670
Engineering Services23.8849670
Other Building Equipment Contractors23.8749650
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing23.8649620
Chemical Manufacturing23.5749020
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities23.5648990
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing23.5548970
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing23.4748820
Scheduled Air Transportation23.3948640
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing23.3548570
Pipeline Transportation23.2848430
Air Transportation23.2648380
Communications Equipment Manufacturing23.2348320
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services23.0647960
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing23.0447920
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing23.0147870
Paper Manufacturing22.9447710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned22.8947610
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank22.8647540
Waste Treatment and Disposal22.8247460
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers22.7447310
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing22.7247250
Performing Arts Companies22.6947200
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing22.647010
Casino Hotels22.5646930
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing22.5546900
Inland Water Transportation22.5446890
Oil and Gas Extraction22.5146830
Water Transportation22.546810
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing22.4846760
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation22.4446680
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)22.3846540
Nonscheduled Air Transportation22.3746530
Computer Systems Design and Related Services22.2946360
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing22.2846340
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing22.2746310
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.2546290
Household Appliance Manufacturing22.2646290
Insurance Carriers22.2646290
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying22.2346250
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing22.1946150
Transportation and Warehousing21.9145580
Ship and Boat Building21.8945540
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing21.8745490
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing21.7945310
Testing Laboratories21.7845310
Mining (except Oil and Gas)21.7845300
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing21.7145150
Rubber Product Manufacturing21.644920
Other Information Services21.5744870
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction21.5744860
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing21.5544830
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing21.5544810
Metal Ore Mining21.5444800
Support Activities for Water Transportation21.4444600
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing21.4444590
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing21.4244560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned21.4144540
Other Telecommunications21.3544420
Coal Mining21.3144320
Hardware Manufacturing21.344290
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing21.2844260
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing21.2644230
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing21.1944080
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing21.1944070
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing21.1343960
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing21.1243930
Building Equipment Contractors21.1143900
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other21.0843840
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services21.0843840
Warehousing and Storage21.0743830
Primary Metal Manufacturing21.0643810
Printing and Related Support Activities21.0643800
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing21.0443770
Department Stores21.0443770
Dairy Product Manufacturing21.0443760
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing21.0443750
Television Broadcasting21.0343750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21.0243720
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing20.9943650
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities20.9843640
Machinery Manufacturing20.9443550
Radio and Television Broadcasting20.9243510
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers20.9143490
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing20.8843420
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel20.8443340
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers20.8243300
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing20.7643190
Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.7643180
Waste Management and Remediation Services20.7643180
Broadcasting (except Internet)20.6843000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned20.6742990
Software Publishers20.6442920
Publishing Industries (except Internet)20.6242890
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers20.6242890
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing20.6142870
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation20.642840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned20.5842800
Hospitals, Privately owned20.5242680
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing20.5142670
Forging and Stamping20.5142660
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing20.4942630
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing20.4642550
Beverage Manufacturing20.4542540
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing20.4542530
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing20.4442520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.4342500
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.4342490
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers20.4342480
Newspaper Publishers20.4142450
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing20.4142440
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing20.3842390
Other Food Manufacturing20.3742370
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing20.3442310
Grain and Oilseed Milling20.3342290
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing20.3342290
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned20.2842190
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors20.2842180
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)20.2742160
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.2342070
Utility System Construction20.1941990
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing20.1741960
Facilities Support Services20.1741950
Plastics Product Manufacturing20.1541910
Radio Broadcasting20.1541900
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories20.1441890
Sound Recording Industries20.1341870
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors20.141820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.141820
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing20.141800
Management of Companies and Enterprises20.0741740
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities20.0341660
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing19.9941580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers19.9841560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing19.9141400
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned19.8841350
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing19.8441260
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing19.8141210
Security Systems Services19.8141210
Animal Food Manufacturing19.8141200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)19.841180
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing19.7941160
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance19.7941160
Educational Services, Privately owned19.7841140
Junior colleges, Local government owned19.7641100
Finance and Insurance19.7341040
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers19.7341030
Specialty Trade Contractors19.7141000
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing19.6840940
Water, Sewage and Other Systems19.6740910
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned19.6740900
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.6540860
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing19.6340830
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation19.5940740
Investigation and Security Services19.5840740
Federal, State, and Local Government19.5840730
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.5840730
Support Activities for Transportation19.5840720
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.5740700
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing19.5640680
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing19.5440640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.4540460
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.4440430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.4440420
Hospitals, State government owned19.4340420
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers19.4240400
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers19.3940340
Specialty hospitals, State government owned19.440340
Support Activities for Mining19.3940320
Food Manufacturing19.3740280
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.3640280
Other Insurance Related Activities19.3740280
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing19.3540250
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction19.3140170
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services19.2740080
Local government, including schools and hospitals19.2540030
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services19.2239980
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers19.2139960
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers19.2139960
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods19.2139950
Wholesale Trade19.239930
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing19.1939920
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing19.1839900
Cable and Other Subscription Programming19.1839890
Machine Shops19.1239780
Waste Collection19.0939700
Support Activities for Air Transportation19.0839680
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills19.0739670
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)19.0739670
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations19.0339580
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses19.0239570
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction19.0139550
Educational Services, Local government owned19.0139530
Hospitals, Local government owned19.0139530
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging18.9939490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned18.9839480
Legal Services18.9739450
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing18.9639440
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods18.9339370
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation18.9139330
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)18.9139330
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned18.939320
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers18.939310
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned18.8939300
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)18.939300
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services18.8939280
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services18.8839270
Nonresidential Building Construction18.8639220
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned18.8539210
Support Activities for Rail Transportation18.8439190
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing18.8439180
Educational Support Services, Privately owned18.8239150
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers18.8239140
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities18.7839060
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas18.7839050
Urban Transit Systems18.7438980
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing18.7338950
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned18.7138920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned18.738900
School and Employee Bus Transportation18.6938870
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities18.6838860
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)18.6838860
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services18.6338750
Masonry Contractors18.5838640
Nondepository Credit Intermediation18.5738640
Junior colleges, Privately owned18.5738630
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)18.5738630
Business Support Services18.5338540
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters18.5338540
Educational Services, State government owned18.5138500
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction18.538480
Outpatient Care Centers18.538470
Other Support Services18.4938450
Drywall and Insulation Contractors18.4738420
All industries18.4638390
Depository Credit Intermediation18.4638390
Wood Product Manufacturing18.4438350
Specialized Design Services18.4438350
Construction of Buildings18.4338340
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers18.4338340
State government, including schools and hospitals18.4138290
Charter Bus Industry18.438280
Sawmills and Wood Preservation18.3838220
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services18.3638200
Nonstore Retailers18.3438160
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers18.2938040
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing18.2838020
Building Finishing Contractors18.2337920
All industries, private ownership only18.2137880
Offices of Physicians18.237860
Direct Selling Establishments18.237850
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries18.237850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals18.1837810
Fabric Mills18.1637780
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.1537740
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing18.1537740
General Merchandise Stores18.1337720
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance18.1237680
Textile Mills18.1137670
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services18.0837600
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services18.0837600
Repair and Maintenance18.0837600
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services18.0637570
Motion Picture and Video Industries18.0337490
Office Administrative Services18.0337490
Ambulance Services1837450
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers17.9937430
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation17.9937420
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.9737370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors17.9437320
Roofing Contractors17.9437310
Residential Building Construction17.9137250
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors17.9137250
Landscaping Services17.9137250
Textile Furnishings Mills17.8837190
Ambulatory Health Care Services17.8737170
General Freight Trucking17.8637150
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.8537130
Administrative and Support Services17.8537120
Textile Product Mills17.8137040
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.7636930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.7536920
Amusement Parks and Arcades17.7536920
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores17.7236850
Land Subdivision17.7136840
Other Textile Product Mills17.7136840
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles17.7136830
Forestry and Logging17.736810
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water17.6536720
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries17.6536720
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation17.6436680
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.6336660
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned17.6136620
Other Wood Product Manufacturing17.636610
Truck Transportation17.5836570
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities17.5536500
Other Support Activities for Transportation17.5136420
Animal Slaughtering and Processing17.4736330
Junior colleges, State government owned17.4436280
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions17.4336250
Other Financial Investment Activities17.3936170
Grantmaking and Giving Services17.3836160
Taxi and Limousine Service17.3736140
Employment Services17.3736140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned17.3636110
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.3336060
Exterminating and Pest Control Services17.3436060
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers17.2935960
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.2835950
Building Material and Supplies Dealers17.2235810
Telephone Call Centers17.1835730
Rental and Leasing Services17.135560
Specialized Freight Trucking17.0835520
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills16.9835320
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land16.9835310
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers16.9435230
Activities Related to Real Estate16.935140
Apparel Manufacturing16.8935130
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing16.8835120
Services to Buildings and Dwellings16.8735080
Other Investment Pools and Funds16.8335010
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events16.8134970
Home Health Care Services16.834940
Vending Machine Operators16.7534840
General Rental Centers16.7534840
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing16.7334800
Real Estate16.7234770
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers16.7134750
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)16.734750
Travel Agencies16.734740
Automobile Dealers16.6334590
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing16.6234580
Lessors of Real Estate16.5634450
Spectator Sports16.5634450
Freight Transportation Arrangement16.5634430
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages16.5334390
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)16.4834280
Special Food Services16.4834280
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities16.4634240
Specialty Food Stores16.4634230
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers16.4434200
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers16.4334170
Furniture Stores16.4234160
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation16.4134120
Gambling Industries16.434110
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly16.3934080
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing16.3233950
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors16.2833870
Footwear Manufacturing16.2833870
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers16.2833870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)16.2733830
Other Residential Care Facilities16.233690
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores16.1933670
Social Advocacy Organizations16.1933670
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities16.0833450
Drycleaning and Laundry Services16.0733430
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing16.0633410
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries16.0533390
Support Activities for Crop Production16.0533380
Retail Trade16.0333340
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting15.9933260
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations15.9933250
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance15.9833230
Other General Merchandise Stores15.9533170
Miscellaneous Store Retailers15.9433150
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers15.9333140
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores15.933070
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities15.8332940
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry15.8332920
Health and Personal Care Stores15.8132880
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair15.7932840
Satellite Telecommunications15.7532750
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance15.7432730
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations15.7332720
Traveler Accommodation15.732670
Home Furnishings Stores15.732650
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)15.732650
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries15.6932640
Electronics and Appliance Stores15.6732590
Personal Care Services15.6632570
Offices of Dentists15.6432530
Personal and Laundry Services15.6232480
Other Personal Services15.6132460
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities15.632450
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services15.5732380
Full-Service Restaurants15.5332290
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners15.5132250
Vocational Rehabilitation Services15.4932220
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition15.4732180
Accommodation and Food Services15.4332090
Social Assistance15.3731980
Individual and Family Services15.3631960
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing15.3131840
Automotive Repair and Maintenance15.2931800
Pharmacies and Drug Stores15.2631730
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities15.2231660
Religious Organizations15.1631520
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores15.0931390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners15.0231240
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores15.0131220
Civic and Social Organizations15.0131220
Rooming and Boarding Houses1531200
Support Activities for Animal Production1531190
Food Services and Drinking Places14.9631110
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists14.9531100
Food and Beverage Stores14.8830950
Support Activities for Road Transportation14.8830950
Child Day Care Services14.8530890
Death Care Services14.8430860
Apparel Knitting Mills14.7530670
Offices of Chiropractors14.7330650
Grocery Stores14.7130590
Clothing Stores14.6830540
Used Merchandise Stores14.6830530
Restaurants and Other Eating Places14.6530480
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores14.6530470
Veterinary Services14.4230000
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores14.429950
Technical and trade schools, State government owned14.3729890
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)14.329740
Consumer Goods Rental14.2329600
Sporting Goods Stores13.9729050
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores13.9529010
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores13.9429000
Photographic Services13.9428990
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance13.8728860
Book Stores and News Dealers13.8428780
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers13.5628210
Gasoline Stations13.5228110
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps13.3327730
Offices of Optometrists12.9126850

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According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Maintenance Mechanics are in the states of AK, DC, WY, CT and HI. The average salary in AK is $49710.

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