How much does a Maintenance Technician make in the United States?

100.3k salaries reported, updated at June 13, 2021
$18.66
per hour

The average salary for a maintenance technician is $18.66 per hour in the United States and $6,750 overtime per year.

Overtime
$6,750
per year

Most common benefits

  • 401(k) matching
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k)
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for maintenance technicians

Most recommended license

Boiler License

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 55.23% since 2018. Maintenance Technicians with this license earn +14.18% more than the average base salary, which is $18.66 per hour.

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+26.64%
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+27.18%
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Forklift Certification
+14.64%
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+32.29%
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+28.76%
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+28.96%
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+34.44%
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+28.36%
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Most common benefits for Maintenance Technicians

  • 401(k) matching
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Prescription drug insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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46% of Maintenance technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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