Maintenance Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$32,000
$26,000
$32,000
$40,000
Maintenance operators in the United States make an average salary of $32,575 per year or $15.66 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island provide the highest maintenance operator salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$38,799
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Map of Maintenance Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Maintenance Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Maintenance Operator Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a maintenance operator is roughly $32,575 per year, which boils down to $15.66 per hour. Interestingly enough, maintenance operators have the highest salaries in Richland, WA at about $39,367 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Richland, WA is $28,000. Additionally, maintenance operators make more than the average salary in Boston, MA, Redding, CA, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, Eden Prairie, MN, and Muncie, IN. On a more broad level, maintenance operator salaries are highest in Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. On the contrary, Florida, Louisiana, and Michigan offer the lowest maintenance operator salaries.

Average Maintenance Operator Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a maintenance operator, working for Chevron or PacifiCorp might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Zimmer Biomet and The Coca-Cola Company report highly competitive salaries for maintenance operators.

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Average Maintenance Operator Pay By Industry

The salary for a maintenance operator can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for maintenance operators tend to be found in manufacturing, retail, and energy companies. In fact, maintenance operators can make a yearly salary of $33,802 while working for manufacturing companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$33,802
$34k
Retail
Retail
$32,051
$32k
Energy
Energy
$31,926
$32k
Transportation
Transportation
$31,454
$31k
Construction
Construction
$31,115
$31k

Maintenance Operator Salary History

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Maintenance Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a maintenance operator 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.

Recently Added Maintenance Operator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Firstoption Workforce Solutions
Firstoption Workforce Solutions
Machine Maintenance Operator
Machine Maintenance Operator
Machine Maintenance Operator
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$22,957
$22,957
07/30/2020
Firstoption Workforce Solutions
Firstoption Workforce Solutions
Machine Maintenance Operator
Machine Maintenance Operator
Machine Maintenance Operator
06/15/2020
06/15/2020
$22,957
$22,957
06/15/2020
Traffic Maintenance Operator Seasonal
Traffic Maintenance Operator Seasonal
05/15/2020
05/15/2020
$22,686
$22,686
05/15/2020
Lane County
Lane County
Road Maintenance Operator/Bridge Projects Crew (I003)
Road Maintenance Operator/Bridge Projects Crew (I003)
Road Maintenance Operator/Bridge Projects Crew (I003)
04/17/2020
04/17/2020
$40,550
$40,550
04/17/2020
OPS 4-H Cherry Camp Maintenance
OPS 4-H Cherry Camp Maintenance
03/21/2020
03/21/2020
$17,865
$17,865
03/21/2020
Virginia State Government
Virginia State Government
Operator Maintenance Wage (Bedford Residency)
Operator Maintenance Wage (Bedford Residency)
Operator Maintenance Wage (Bedford Residency)
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$31,096
$31,096
03/19/2020
Hydro Maintenance Operator
Hydro Maintenance Operator
03/13/2020
03/13/2020
$55,452
$55,452
03/13/2020
Grounds Maintenance Operator II
Grounds Maintenance Operator II
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$35,082
$35,082
03/08/2020
City of Garden City, Ks
City of Garden City, Ks
Operations/Maintenance
Operations/Maintenance
Operations/Maintenance
03/07/2020
03/07/2020
$30,262
$30,262
03/07/2020
City of Boulder
City of Boulder
Maintenance Operator I-III Median Landscape
Maintenance Operator I-III Median Landscape
Maintenance Operator I-III Median Landscape
03/07/2020
03/07/2020
$35,813
$35,813
03/07/2020