The 10 States With The Highest Maintenance Technician Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 1 week ago

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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do maintenance technicians get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for maintenance technicians by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for maintenance technicians by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for maintenance technicians after this adjustment? That would be Maintenance And Repair Workers, General.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Illinois
  2. Iowa
  3. Indiana
  4. Wyoming
  5. Nevada
  6. Minnesota
  7. Ohio
  8. Kentucky
  9. Tennessee
  10. Nebraska

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for maintenance technicians from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $45800, so our index value would be:

$45,800 * (100 / 135.9) = $33,701

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for maintenance technicians.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Maintenance Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Illinois $46,955 $44,420 94.6
2 Iowa $45,626 $41,520 91.0
3 Indiana $45,072 $40,340 89.5
4 Wyoming $44,684 $41,020 91.8
5 Nevada $44,414 $45,880 103.3
6 Minnesota $44,136 $44,490 100.8
7 Ohio $43,997 $41,270 93.8
8 Kentucky $43,491 $39,360 90.5
9 Tennessee $43,400 $38,800 89.4
10 Nebraska $43,296 $39,660 91.6
11 Wisconsin $43,223 $41,840 96.8
12 Washington $42,718 $44,940 105.2
13 Michigan $42,438 $37,770 89.0
14 Utah $42,322 $39,360 93.0
15 Missouri $42,256 $38,200 90.4
16 North Carolina $42,193 $39,620 93.9
17 Texas $41,863 $37,970 90.7
18 Kansas $41,690 $37,480 89.9
19 Virginia $41,230 $41,560 100.8
20 Alabama $41,140 $37,520 91.2
21 Delaware $40,857 $41,430 101.4
22 Georgia $40,557 $37,070 91.4
23 North Dakota $40,231 $39,990 99.4
24 Idaho $40,086 $36,920 92.1
25 Colorado $39,980 $41,500 103.8
26 Pennsylvania $39,575 $40,130 101.4
27 Oklahoma $38,901 $34,700 89.2
28 Louisiana $38,776 $36,760 94.8
29 Alaska $38,604 $50,610 131.1
30 Mississippi $38,568 $33,130 85.9
31 Arizona $38,479 $37,710 98.0
32 Arkansas $37,921 $33,030 87.1
33 New Mexico $37,585 $36,270 96.5
34 Connecticut $37,580 $47,990 127.7
35 Montana $37,420 $37,720 100.8
36 Rhode Island $37,390 $45,130 120.7
37 New Jersey $37,358 $45,540 121.9
38 South Carolina $37,147 $36,850 99.2
39 West Virginia $36,713 $34,290 93.4
40 New Hampshire $36,512 $42,720 117.0
41 Florida $36,286 $35,670 98.3
42 South Dakota $36,075 $37,410 103.7
43 Maine $35,956 $39,840 110.8
44 Massachusetts $35,577 $47,460 133.4
45 New York $35,137 $46,030 131.0
46 Maryland $35,011 $43,940 125.5
47 Oregon $34,273 $39,620 115.6
48 Vermont $33,980 $41,150 121.1
49 California $33,701 $45,800 135.9
50 Hawaii $28,177 $47,310 167.9
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