How Much Do Maintenance Mechanics Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

General Maintenance and Repair Workers

General Maintenance and Repair Workers perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

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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
$43790 per year
Hourly wage
$21 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,130 to $32,020 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $15 per hour

Entry-level General Maintenance and Repair Workers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,130 to $32,020 per year or $13 to $15 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 General Maintenance and Repair Workers 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%) $32 $65,590
Senior (Top 25%) $26 $53,150
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $40,850
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $32,020
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,130

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $26 $53,240
DC $25 $52,470
MA $25 $51,080
RI $24 $50,360
HI $24 $50,060
CT $24 $49,890
MN $24 $49,180
CA $24 $49,110
NY $24 $48,990
WA $23 $48,760

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Maintenance Mechanics are in the states of AK, DC, MA, RI and HI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scheduled Air Transportation $73980 $35.57
Natural Gas Distribution $69180 $33.26
Couriers and Express Delivery Services $65350 $31.42
Support Activities for Water Transportation $64510 $31.02
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $64370 $30.95
Local Messengers and Local Delivery $63020 $30.30
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $62850 $30.22
Postal Service (Federal Government) $61930 $29.77
Metal Ore Mining $61360 $29.50
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank $60870 $29.26
Other Information Services $59480 $28.59
Scientific Research and Development Services $58240 $28.00
Federal Executive Branch $57740 $27.76
Other Pipeline Transportation $57680 $27.73
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $56940 $27.38
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $56870 $27.34
Rail Transportation $56230 $27.03
Tobacco Manufacturing $55950 $26.90
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing $55570 $26.72
Software Publishers $55430 $26.65
Telecommunications $54840 $26.37
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $54830 $26.36
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $54420 $26.16
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $54380 $26.14
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $53680 $25.81
Coal Mining $53480 $25.71
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $53310 $25.63
Chemical Manufacturing $53210 $25.58
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $53080 $25.52
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $53070 $25.51

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