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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $48,981.15* *Based on the 2008 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 37th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 7,367 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2008, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $44,186.

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 2,704 $44,186.04
Veterans Health Administration 1,248 $48,643.56
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 665 $65,242.11
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 351 $47,875.68
Indian Health Service 277 $49,552.14
Indian Affairs 266 $44,915.47
National Institutes of Health 244 $54,811.28
U.S. Coast Guard 198 $55,607.95
Forest Service 195 $44,144.21
Bureau of Land Management 166 $45,734.90
Bureau of Reclamation 135 $53,288.13
Agricultural Research Service 116 $47,294.35
Customs and Border Protection 108 $52,496.94
Federal Aviation Administration 89 $59,675.36
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 64 $50,985.67
Public Buildings Service 46 $53,353.46
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 42 $34,872.33
National Cemetery Administration 41 $45,749.80
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 34 $54,383.35
Federal Emergency Management Agency 33 $52,175.70
National Institute of Standards and Technology 29 $53,777.79
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 28 $52,120.54
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 25 $48,985.20
U.S. Mint 24 $60,797.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 23 $57,212.96
Geological Survey 23 $48,462.61
Bureau of the Public Debt 21 $44,025.43
Department of Energy 19 $58,446.68
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 19 $43,675.58
Internal Revenue Service 19 $55,148.63
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 15 $44,804.93
Social Security Administration 15 $54,498.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $55,545.70
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 9 $54,123.44
Government Printing Office 7 $46,238.86
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $54,300.86
Departmental Administration 6 $51,184.83
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $56,276.40
Valles Caldera Trust 4 $28,933.00
Food and Drug Administration 4 $41,187.25
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $58,404.25
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $49,161.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $55,815.25
Bureau of the Census 3 $58,473.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $57,294.67
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $38,741.00
Presidio Trust 3 $63,485.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $60,057.67
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $53,015.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $54,659.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $35,565.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $39,706.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $45,831.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $48,981.15. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $95,605 in 2008.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 5,167
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,175
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 349
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 181
CE - Contract Education--year Long 162
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 128
FW - Wage Grade 78
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 31
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 18
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 13
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 10
CY - Contract Education--school Year 10
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 9
FL - Wage Leaders 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 7
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 6
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 6
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 4
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 2
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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