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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $50,051.53* *Based on the 2009 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 38th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 7,780 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2009, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $44,739.

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 2,975 $44,738.90
Veterans Health Administration 1,291 $50,346.19
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 673 $67,339.52
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 349 $49,216.54
Indian Health Service 292 $50,843.58
Indian Affairs 290 $45,452.60
National Institutes of Health 243 $57,801.74
Forest Service 211 $45,444.23
U.S. Coast Guard 207 $57,875.66
Bureau of Land Management 163 $46,999.71
Customs and Border Protection 149 $51,764.26
Bureau of Reclamation 134 $55,666.31
Agricultural Research Service 116 $49,535.91
Federal Aviation Administration 79 $62,035.85
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 65 $52,051.91
National Cemetery Administration 49 $47,018.63
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 45 $36,256.24
Public Buildings Service 44 $55,252.98
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 34 $56,364.09
Federal Emergency Management Agency 34 $56,609.53
National Institute of Standards and Technology 30 $56,727.73
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 29 $54,220.48
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 28 $48,312.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 24 $60,628.08
Geological Survey 22 $50,775.95
U.S. Mint 21 $61,110.05
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 20 $44,147.80
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $48,508.82
Bureau of the Public Debt 16 $47,838.56
Department of Energy 15 $61,318.53
Internal Revenue Service 15 $57,189.20
Social Security Administration 15 $57,253.07
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $44,639.70
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 8 $61,811.13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $57,157.25
Government Printing Office 7 $48,946.71
Departmental Administration 6 $56,047.33
Bureau of the Census 5 $57,978.60
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $51,390.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $59,543.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $56,746.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $61,051.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $38,122.67
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $54,081.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $64,085.67
Valles Caldera Trust 3 $30,066.67
Presidio Trust 3 $64,982.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $40,336.67
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $56,662.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $38,334.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $75,320.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $57,050.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $40,884.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $47,730.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $50,051.53. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $100,695 in 2009.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 5,538
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,201
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 360
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 210
CE - Contract Education--year Long 148
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 119
FW - Wage Grade 70
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 25
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 21
CY - Contract Education--school Year 20
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 13
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 10
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 10
FL - Wage Leaders 9
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 8
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 4
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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