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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.

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 1,872 $57,291.57
Veterans Health Administration 1,582 $62,082.37
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 726 $79,389.62
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 345 $58,731.21
Indian Health Service 314 $58,917.16
U.S. Coast Guard 193 $70,903.13
165 $20,555.22
National Institutes of Health 161 $75,211.24
Forest Service 161 $54,891.19
Agricultural Research Service 124 $59,185.09
Bureau of Reclamation 105 $75,772.83
Bureau of Land Management 104 $59,120.02
Customs and Border Protection 86 $74,193.00
National Cemetery Administration 75 $56,518.23
Indian Affairs 75 $55,875.41
Federal Aviation Administration 53 $69,167.11
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 47 $69,827.53
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 30 $64,727.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 30 $73,366.17
Geological Survey 26 $59,030.15
Federal Bureau of Investigation 25 $72,284.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 21 $71,504.62
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 20 $60,106.95
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $69,533.33
U.S. Mint 13 $76,822.31
Social Security Administration 12 $71,281.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 11 $54,888.27
Bureau of the Census 9 $66,661.22
Department of Energy 9 $94,735.89
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 8 $72,455.38
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 7 $46,000.57
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $60,196.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $65,354.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $68,923.17
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $68,380.67
Maritime Administration 6 $64,665.83
Public Buildings Service 5 $59,525.40
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $67,452.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $71,088.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $83,076.50
Program Support Center 2 $60,606.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $64,822.00
Departmental Administration 2 $74,893.00
Government Printing Office 2 $60,982.00
Presidio Trust 2 $70,206.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $57,497.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $49,587.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $70,269.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $66,325.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $57,852.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $68,516.00

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

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 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.

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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