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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $60,938.34* *Based on the 2020 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 50th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 6,111 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $55,397.

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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Park Service 1,919 $55,397.38
Veterans Health Administration 1,540 $59,800.81
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 765 $77,166.86
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 292 $57,789.58
Indian Affairs 245 $53,964.34
U.S. Coast Guard 205 $69,084.50
Forest Service 158 $54,652.18
Bureau of Reclamation 117 $73,905.37
Bureau of Land Management 106 $56,718.90
Agricultural Research Service 106 $56,112.37
Customs and Border Protection 103 $71,271.00
National Cemetery Administration 80 $54,446.38
Indian Health Service 62 $53,143.45
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 49 $67,197.55
National Institutes of Health 39 $68,895.23
National Institute of Standards and Technology 32 $70,110.72
Federal Aviation Administration 31 $72,742.68
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 31 $62,942.71
Federal Emergency Management Agency 28 $66,469.46
Federal Bureau of Investigation 24 $75,111.14
Geological Survey 23 $58,093.04
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $60,017.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 17 $68,792.47
Social Security Administration 15 $69,189.67
U.S. Mint 15 $73,222.93
Bureau of the Census 9 $63,303.33
Public Buildings Service 9 $55,511.67
Department of Energy 8 $86,728.25
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $60,445.57
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 7 $67,460.57
Maritime Administration 6 $62,342.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $61,740.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $64,349.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $64,822.20
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $59,095.60
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $73,410.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $67,973.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $78,158.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $63,716.00
Government Printing Office 2 $58,603.00
Departmental Administration 2 $71,271.00
Presidio Trust 2 $65,229.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $55,598.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $67,514.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $71,271.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $56,161.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $66,054.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $60,938.34. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $134,236 in 2020.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 4,071
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,245
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 330
CE - Contract Education--year Long 139
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 112
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 88
FW - Wage Grade (similar To The Nonsupervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 26
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Supervisory - Federal Wage System 19
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 17
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System 15
CY - Contract Education--school Year 15
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Leader - Federal Wage System 10
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 5
FL - Wage Leaders (similar To The Leader Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 5
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 5
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Employees--federal Wage System 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 2
KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100% 2
WN - Production Facilitating Supervisory Federal Wage System 1

Starting Paygrade: $24.92 to $9.75 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $29.65 to $10.92 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

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
Offset PhotographyFWS-7FWS-11
Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9
Railroad Maintenance Vehicle OperatingFWS-5FWS-9
Crane OperatingFWS-7FWS-11

Average Maintenance Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic was $43,142. Since then, the average pay has increased to $60,938 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 4749.

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