"plumbing," "hvac," and "customer service" aren't the only skills we found general maintenance mechanics list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of general maintenance mechanic responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of general maintenance mechanic skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a general maintenance mechanic. We found that 16.6% of general maintenance mechanics have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some general maintenance mechanics have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two general maintenance mechanics were not college graduates.
The general maintenance mechanics who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and general studies, while a small population of general maintenance mechanics studied electrical engineering technology and electrical engineering.
Once you're ready to become a general maintenance mechanic, you should explore the companies that typically hire general maintenance mechanics. According to general maintenance mechanic resumes that we searched through, general maintenance mechanics are hired the most by McDonald's, Presbyterian, and Hilton. Currently, McDonald's has 29 general maintenance mechanic job openings, while there are 9 at Presbyterian and 6 at Hilton.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, general maintenance mechanics tend to earn the biggest salaries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Fluor, and Arconic. Take Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for example. The median general maintenance mechanic salary is $53,585. At Fluor, general maintenance mechanics earn an average of $53,428, while the average at Arconic is $50,772. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Us Navy, University of Connecticut, and Frito-Lay. These three companies have hired a significant number of general maintenance mechanics from these institutions.
For the most part, general maintenance mechanics make their living in the hospitality and health care industries. General maintenance mechanics tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $41,234. The general maintenance mechanic annual salary in the hospitality and health care industries generally make $39,950 and $39,109 respectively. Additionally, general maintenance mechanics who work in the manufacturing industry make 37.2% more than general maintenance mechanics in the government Industry.