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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $52,528.84* *Based on the 2013 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 7,096 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2013, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $47,172.

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 2,534 $47,172.08
Veterans Health Administration 1,225 $52,755.74
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 730 $67,734.64
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 332 $50,233.79
Indian Health Service 277 $51,227.54
National Institutes of Health 260 $60,515.11
Indian Affairs 250 $47,258.06
U.S. Coast Guard 204 $60,239.08
Forest Service 204 $46,076.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 133 $55,775.48
Bureau of Land Management 117 $49,207.76
Bureau of Reclamation 115 $61,147.91
Agricultural Research Service 86 $50,526.73
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 77 $54,505.57
Federal Aviation Administration 65 $62,803.14
National Cemetery Administration 54 $47,893.74
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 37 $37,567.08
Federal Emergency Management Agency 30 $59,016.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 30 $58,319.20
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 29 $50,353.41
Public Buildings Service 26 $49,999.62
Federal Bureau of Investigation 24 $62,944.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 23 $60,343.48
Geological Survey 22 $51,120.23
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 19 $57,534.21
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $50,366.94
U.S. Mint 17 $63,652.82
Department of Energy 16 $71,618.31
Bureau of the Public Debt 14 $48,647.93
Social Security Administration 14 $59,001.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 12 $46,280.92
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 11 $54,730.45
Internal Revenue Service 11 $58,291.91
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $44,457.10
Bureau of the Census 10 $54,658.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $59,184.29
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $66,303.20
Departmental Administration 5 $59,099.80
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $60,904.25
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $55,674.33
Government Printing Office 3 $50,905.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $61,535.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $62,784.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $60,070.67
Valles Caldera Trust 3 $34,992.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $48,734.00
Presidio Trust 2 $74,516.50
Program Support Center 2 $47,980.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $53,949.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $54,224.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $56,975.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $54,011.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $53,034.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $40,328.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $86,819.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $57,288.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $48,773.00
Maritime Administration 1 $57,455.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $52,528.84. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $105,498 in 2013.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 4,877
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,256
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 358
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 179
CE - Contract Education--year Long 148
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 118
FW - Wage Grade 55
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 18
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 17
CY - Contract Education--school Year 14
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 11
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 10
FL - Wage Leaders 10
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 10
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 5
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 4
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
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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