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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $51,878.50* *Based on the 2011 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 40th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 7,582 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2011, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $46,487.

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 2,831 $46,486.96
Veterans Health Administration 1,240 $52,134.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 710 $68,426.84
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 366 $50,145.98
Indian Health Service 281 $51,929.96
Indian Affairs 267 $47,182.05
National Institutes of Health 251 $59,905.81
Forest Service 223 $46,322.13
U.S. Coast Guard 212 $58,837.12
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 155 $54,112.90
Bureau of Land Management 140 $48,796.69
Agricultural Research Service 116 $51,059.28
Bureau of Reclamation 115 $59,799.62
Federal Aviation Administration 78 $62,755.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 71 $54,089.46
National Cemetery Administration 49 $48,751.73
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 40 $37,024.90
Public Buildings Service 35 $55,688.31
National Institute of Standards and Technology 32 $58,881.19
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 31 $49,990.45
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 31 $57,961.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 28 $58,012.68
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 27 $56,786.63
Federal Bureau of Investigation 27 $61,894.41
Geological Survey 25 $50,489.60
U.S. Mint 20 $66,135.75
Department of Energy 16 $64,952.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 15 $50,669.80
Internal Revenue Service 14 $58,787.21
Bureau of the Public Debt 14 $50,536.57
Social Security Administration 14 $60,890.07
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 13 $46,502.69
Bureau of the Census 10 $53,356.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 9 $60,495.56
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 9 $44,679.11
Government Printing Office 7 $43,869.14
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $58,886.14
Departmental Administration 6 $57,464.67
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $63,456.20
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $64,564.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $60,500.50
Presidio Trust 3 $70,624.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $62,325.67
Valles Caldera Trust 3 $31,555.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $47,578.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $53,657.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $62,934.33
Program Support Center 2 $47,103.50
Food and Drug Administration 2 $53,499.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $51,703.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $53,010.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $51,297.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $48,773.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $55,264.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $37,253.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $39,267.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $83,584.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $52,384.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $51,878.50. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $105,940 in 2011.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 5,309
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,245
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 370
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 203
CE - Contract Education--year Long 158
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 116
FW - Wage Grade 67
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 18
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 14
CY - Contract Education--school Year 14
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 12
FL - Wage Leaders 11
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 11
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 9
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 6
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
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic was $43,142. Since then, the average pay has increased to $57,538 in 2018.

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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