Updated August 18, 2021
Average Maintenance Engineer Salary
$64,000 yearly
$30.85 hourly

Entry level Salary
$42,000 yearly
10 %
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$95,000$7,917$46
75th Percentile$79,000$6,583$38
25th Percentile$51,000$4,250$25
10th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20

Average Maintenance Engineer Salary By State

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Maintenance Engineer average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$72,292$34.76239
New Hampshire$47,561$22.87212
New Jersey$69,929$33.62881
New Mexico$60,338$29.01193
New York$62,412$30.011,431
North Carolina$69,374$33.351,452
North Dakota$45,691$21.9781
Rhode Island$56,932$27.37108
South Carolina$69,151$33.25780
South Dakota$42,221$20.3076
West Virginia$67,860$32.63157

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Highest Paying Cities For Maintenance Engineer

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Atlanta, GA$78,366$37.68
Shreveport, LA$75,639$36.36
Baytown, TX$71,446$34.35
Raleigh, NC$69,995$33.65
Montgomery, AL$67,889$32.64
Jacksonville, FL$63,529$30.54

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How much does a Maintenance Engineer make?

The average Maintenance Engineer salary is $64,168 per year, or $30.85 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $42,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $95,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey, and North Carolina provide the highest Maintenance Engineer salaries.

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Operations And Maintenance Technician

    Avg. salary: $48,067

    Operations and maintenance technicians are skilled professionals who are responsible for conducting preventive maintenance of all equipment used in the operation of an organization. These technicians are required to ensure that their facilities are always operational by performing inspections and documenting the operating conditions of their equipment. They must utilize numerous power and hand tools so that they can perform all preventive maintenance and diagnose mechanical problems. Operations and maintenance technicians must also monitor the operation of plan equipment to ensure that employees are following the proper maintenance and safety procedures.
    189,623 Operations And Maintenance Technician Jobs
    Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

    Avg. salary: $44,196

    An industrial maintenance mechanic is responsible for ensuring the efficiency and optimal performance of industrial equipment and machinery to support operations and prevent operational delays. Industrial maintenance mechanics perform regular maintenance for the equipment, inspecting the components for any malfunctions, and conduct immediate repairs as needed. They also write resolution reports for reference and recommend supplies and resources to avoid the reoccurrence of system problems and downtimes. An industrial maintenance mechanic must have excellent organizational and analytical skills to measure and calibrate instruments properly and identify inconsistencies.
    125,289 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Jobs
    Preventive Maintenance Technician

    Avg. salary: $41,589

    A preventive maintenance technician performs routine facility maintenance to prevent possible mechanical failure. The technicians change worn out machine parts before they can cause mechanical damage. They keep the facility operating. It is their job to conduct quality assessments, maintain inventory, and schedule repairs. Also, they see to it that machines are up and running at all times. They are expected to be equipped with skills in customer service, problem-solving, reading comprehension, business operation, and mechanical aptitude.
    143,721 Preventive Maintenance Technician Jobs
    Electrical Maintenance Technician

    Avg. salary: $49,888

    An electrical maintenance technician is primarily in charge of installing and repairing electrical systems. Their responsibilities often revolve around liaising with clients to identify their needs, examining electrical damages or defects on houses or establishments, troubleshooting, and performing fixes and replacements as needed. Aside from providing technical support, an electrical maintenance technician may also train junior technicians and monitor their progress. Furthermore, in a company setting, one must conduct regular maintenance checks on electrical systems to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
    155,442 Electrical Maintenance Technician Jobs
    Building Maintenance Mechanic

    Avg. salary: $36,767

    A building maintenance mechanic is primarily in charge of maintaining mechanical systems and equipment in good condition. They conduct regular maintenance checks, performing repairs or replacements when necessary. They may also respond to issues and concerns, troubleshoot problems, install and upgrade systems, provide technical support and advice to staff, manage vehicles, monitor supply inventory, purchase supplies, and maintain records. Moreover, a building maintenance mechanic usually works in a team setting, which requires a clear communication line for a smooth and efficient workflow.
    115,273 Building Maintenance Mechanic Jobs
    General Maintenance Mechanic

    Avg. salary: $33,175

    A general maintenance mechanic is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and orderliness of the facilities and inspecting the condition and performance of the equipment and machinery for business operations and processes. General maintenance mechanics handle equipment repairs and replacement of defective components, requiring them to have extensive knowledge of the mechanical industry. They also install and assemble equipment by analyzing mechanical schematics and blueprints accurately. A general maintenance mechanic creates a comprehensive schedule of inspection, repairs, and quality control checks to preserve the safe standards of the premises.
    166,267 General Maintenance Mechanic Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Operations And Maintenance Technician$48,068$4,006$23.11189,623
    Industrial Maintenance Mechanic$44,197$3,683$21.25125,289
    Preventive Maintenance Technician$41,589$3,466$19.99143,721
    Electrical Maintenance Technician$49,888$4,157$23.98155,442
    Building Maintenance Mechanic$36,768$3,064$17.68115,273
    General Maintenance Mechanic$33,175$2,765$15.95166,267
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    Maintenance Engineer Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Maintenance Engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Maintenance Engineers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Occidental Petroleum and CITGO Petroleum as they offer the highest salaries for Maintenance Engineers.

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    Recently Added Maintenance Engineer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Aimbridge HospitalityEngineer-Preventative MaintenanceSalt Lake City, UT12/30/2021$52,175
    HCAMaintenance EngineerLas Vegas, NV12/29/2021$44,495
    Chesapeake HospitalityHotel Maintenance Engineer-Hotel Indigo ST. Louis DowntownSaint Louis, MO12/29/2021$31,305
    Kimpton HotelsGeneral Maintenance Engineer Signing Bonus!Seattle, WA12/29/2021$43,827
    Southern Recruiting Solutions, Inc.Plant Maintenance EngineerChicago, IL12/28/2021$90,000
    Bradley-Morris, Inc.Site Maintenance EngineerBurlington, VT12/28/2021$54,262
    Sage HospitalityMaintenance Engineer IIBoone, CO12/28/2021$37,566
    Ridgewater CollegePlant Maintenance Engineer Helper #49940Willmar, MN12/28/2021$43,744
    AerotekMaintenance EngineerLa Vista, NE12/28/2021$45,914
    Goodwin RecruitingHotel Maintenance EngineerWarren, MI12/28/2021$60,000

    Average Maintenance Engineer Salary by Demographic

    Maintenance Engineer Gender Pay Gap

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    Median Maintenance Engineer Income by Race
    Asian Maintenance Engineers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Maintenance Engineers have the lowest average salary at $57,331.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$57,331
    Hispanic or Latino$59,237
    Average Maintenance Engineer Salary by Education Level
    Maintenance Engineers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $74,535 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Maintenance Engineers earn a median annual income of $71,448 compared to $69,739 for Maintenance Engineers with an Associate degree.
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    High School Diploma or Less$63,709
    Some College/ Associate Degree$69,739
    Bachelor's Degree$71,448
    Master's Degree$74,535