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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $47,709.33* *Based on the 2007 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 40th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 6,775 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2007, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $43,485.

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 2,492 $43,484.68
Veterans Health Administration 1,087 $47,404.32
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 679 $63,033.94
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 355 $46,382.25
Indian Affairs 270 $40,362.47
Indian Health Service 269 $47,831.57
U.S. Coast Guard 195 $53,385.04
Forest Service 174 $43,474.64
Bureau of Land Management 158 $45,117.70
Bureau of Reclamation 131 $51,808.70
Agricultural Research Service 119 $45,581.09
Customs and Border Protection 108 $50,927.63
Federal Aviation Administration 85 $58,359.86
National Institutes of Health 60 $55,602.47
Public Buildings Service 50 $51,908.84
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 48 $34,881.21
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 47 $49,594.70
National Cemetery Administration 35 $45,179.83
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 34 $50,915.35
National Institute of Standards and Technology 29 $52,587.72
Federal Bureau of Investigation 29 $53,749.59
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 29 $51,844.69
Federal Emergency Management Agency 28 $51,386.57
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 27 $48,205.11
Geological Survey 23 $46,845.65
U.S. Mint 22 $60,112.95
Social Security Administration 19 $52,033.26
Department of Energy 18 $56,072.28
Bureau of the Public Debt 18 $44,304.67
Internal Revenue Service 17 $54,591.06
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 16 $40,720.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 14 $43,205.36
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $54,259.00
Government Printing Office 9 $43,898.89
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 8 $51,147.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $52,595.14
Bureau of the Census 6 $52,689.83
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 6 $55,041.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $44,870.50
Departmental Administration 4 $53,562.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $51,068.50
Food and Drug Administration 4 $43,482.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $54,554.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $55,319.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $36,840.00
Presidio Trust 3 $60,460.67
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $54,216.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $80,412.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $44,620.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $52,675.50
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $25,795.00
Program Support Center 1 $46,164.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $44,140.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $52,718.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $47,709.33. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $94,103 in 2007.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 4,615
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,179
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 291
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 194
CE - Contract Education--year Long 160
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 125
FW - Wage Grade 75
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 37
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 18
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 14
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 10
FL - Wage Leaders 10
CY - Contract Education--school Year 10
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 9
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 8
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 7
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 2
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 1
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
KA - Kiess Act 1
WN - Production Facilitating Supervisory Fede 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.14 to $22.65 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $11.56 to $26.93 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic was $43,142. Since then, the average pay has increased to $57,066 in 2019.

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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