Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2022
Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $62,857.37* *Based on the 2022 average.
Maintenance Mechanic was the 49th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 6,486 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.
In 2022, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $57,292.
Government Maintenance Mechanic jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Maintenance Mechanic job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory work involved in the maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, and related fixtures and utilities, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, cement work, painting, and other related trades.
Agencies that have hired a Maintenance Mechanic
Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $62,857.37. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $130,688 in 2022.
Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||4,378|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||1,270|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System||384|
|* - Invalid||155|
|BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees||101|
|XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System||66|
|FW - Wage Grade (similar To The Nonsupervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System)||49|
|XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Supervisory - Federal Wage System||20|
|WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System||16|
|WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated||15|
|XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Leader - Federal Wage System||11|
|KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory||5|
|XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Employees--federal Wage System||4|
|BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees||4|
|FL - Wage Leaders (similar To The Leader Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System)||4|
|KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100%||2|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$10.20 to $26.59 / hour at paygrade FWS-7|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10|
|Occupation Family:||GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS WORK FAMILY|
Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade
FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Maintenance Mechanic jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.
|Occupation||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Braking-Switching and Conducting||FWS-7||FWS-9|
|Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating||FWS-5||FWS-9|
Average Maintenance Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic was $43,142. Since then, the average pay has increased to $62,857 in 2022.
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