Maintenance Technician Salary in the US

$20.67
per hour
per year
$43,000
per year
per hour

Maintenance Technician - Average Hourly Pay & Salary

The average salary for a Maintenance Technician is $20.67 per hour ($43,000 per year), which is $10,490 (-20%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Maintenance Technician can expect an average starting pay of $14.57. The highest pay rates can exceed $30.
$14.57
Low
$20.67
Average salary
$30
High
$30,300
Low
$43,000
Average salary
$62,400
High

Maintenance Technician Salary Range

Low
$14.57
Average salary
$20.67
Experienced
$24.34
High
$30
Low
$30,300
Average salary
$43,000
Experienced
$50,600
High
$62,400
Among Maintenance Workers in the US, Facility Maintenance Technicians and Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians tend to have the lowest wages, while more experienced and highly skilled workers like Maintenance Techs II, Industrial Maintenance Technicians and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians enjoy the highest pay rates.

Maintenance Technician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
CNC Maintenance Technician$25/hour
+21% 
Aviation Maintenance Technician$24.40/hour
+18% 
HVAC Maintenance Technician$23.80/hour
+15% 
Lead Maintenance Technician$23.40/hour
+13% 
Electrical Maintenance Technician$23.20/hour
+12% 
Industrial Maintenance Technician$22.10/hour
+7% 
Maintenance Technician II$22.10/hour
+7% 
Equipment Maintenance Technician$21.30/hour
+3% 
Facilities Maintenance Technician$19.40/hour
 -6%
Manufacturing Maintenance Technician$19.20/hour
 -7%
Electronic Maintenance Technician$18.80/hour
 -9%
Apartment Maintenance Technician$18.40/hour
 -11%
Preventative Maintenance Technician$17.60/hour
 -15%
Highway Maintenance Worker$17.40/hour
 -16%

Maintenance Technician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Maintenance Technician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting pay of $15 per hour. A mid career Maintenance Technician with 4-9 years of experience earns an average pay of $18, while an experienced Maintenance Technician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $24. Maintenance Workers with more than 20 years of experience earn $27 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Maintenance Technician

Late Career▲ +31%
Experienced▲ +16%
Average Salary$20.67/hour
Mid Career▼ -13%
Entry Level▼ -27%

Gender Breakdown

Female
2%
Male
98%

Maintenance Technician - Jobs by Location

Maintenance Technician - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Maintenance Technician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Maintenance Technician

How much does a Maintenance Technician make in the US?
A Maintenance Technician in the US earns an average of $20.67 gross per hour, which is about $43,000 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Maintenance Technician updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Maintenance Technician in the US?
The starting salary of a Maintenance Technician in the US is around $14.57 gross per hour. Facility Maintenance Technicians and Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Maintenance Technician in the US?
The highest salary of a Maintenance Technician in the US can reach and exceed $30 gross per hour. Maintenance Techs II, Industrial Maintenance Technicians and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians usually have the highest salaries.
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