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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $51,155.00* *Based on the 2010 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 38th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 7,996 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2010, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $45,867.

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 3,099 $45,866.70
Veterans Health Administration 1,253 $51,774.22
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 710 $68,182.63
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 363 $50,070.20
Indian Affairs 311 $46,087.31
Indian Health Service 296 $51,882.82
National Institutes of Health 249 $60,176.42
Forest Service 247 $45,377.60
U.S. Coast Guard 212 $58,715.52
Bureau of Land Management 169 $46,429.97
Customs and Border Protection 158 $53,070.30
Bureau of Reclamation 121 $58,131.90
Agricultural Research Service 121 $51,078.60
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 74 $52,974.42
Federal Aviation Administration 74 $63,352.35
National Cemetery Administration 52 $47,646.19
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 38 $36,855.84
Public Buildings Service 34 $57,263.41
Federal Emergency Management Agency 34 $59,603.59
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 32 $49,959.63
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 31 $57,114.23
National Institute of Standards and Technology 30 $58,621.63
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 27 $55,853.56
Federal Bureau of Investigation 25 $62,026.80
Geological Survey 23 $51,631.30
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 22 $44,950.00
U.S. Mint 20 $69,261.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 19 $48,782.74
Bureau of the Public Debt 16 $49,995.25
Internal Revenue Service 16 $58,002.50
Department of Energy 15 $63,217.00
Social Security Administration 14 $60,737.57
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 10 $59,867.40
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 9 $45,761.89
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $58,297.63
Bureau of the Census 8 $57,516.25
Government Printing Office 7 $49,424.67
Departmental Administration 5 $56,862.60
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $64,092.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $60,506.25
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $64,914.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $61,183.67
Presidio Trust 3 $67,744.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $47,590.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $51,713.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $62,234.33
Food and Drug Administration 3 $51,724.00
Valles Caldera Trust 3 $31,305.00
Program Support Center 2 $46,445.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $53,760.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $48,773.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $38,767.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $80,523.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $52,384.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $53,706.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $55,264.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $43,472.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $51,155.00. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $103,307 in 2010.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 5,681
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,254
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 389
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 221
CE - Contract Education--year Long 150
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 115
FW - Wage Grade 64
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 20
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 19
CY - Contract Education--school Year 15
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 12
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 12
FL - Wage Leaders 10
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 9
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 7
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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