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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $53,540.89* *Based on the 2015 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 7,188 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2015, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $47,860.

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 2,632 $47,860.21
Veterans Health Administration 1,291 $53,580.98
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 774 $68,906.76
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 323 $50,836.37
Indian Health Service 266 $52,007.11
Indian Affairs 253 $48,377.76
National Institutes of Health 252 $62,754.07
Forest Service 209 $47,832.93
U.S. Coast Guard 206 $62,061.68
Customs and Border Protection 126 $57,117.06
Bureau of Land Management 114 $51,867.96
Bureau of Reclamation 109 $63,136.28
Agricultural Research Service 96 $50,968.42
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 70 $57,047.93
National Cemetery Administration 55 $48,299.64
Federal Aviation Administration 48 $64,248.35
Federal Emergency Management Agency 31 $59,063.35
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 28 $39,417.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 26 $56,561.27
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 24 $59,983.46
National Institute of Standards and Technology 22 $59,288.64
Geological Survey 22 $50,784.55
Public Buildings Service 19 $50,217.79
U.S. Mint 18 $68,139.78
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $52,029.17
Federal Bureau of Investigation 17 $66,093.35
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 14 $58,914.71
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 12 $49,112.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 11 $50,554.27
Department of Energy 11 $77,325.73
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $57,351.63
Social Security Administration 9 $60,196.44
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 8 $58,879.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $58,787.86
Bureau of the Census 6 $58,893.83
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $69,058.00
Departmental Administration 5 $62,241.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $62,145.75
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $64,064.00
Valles Caldera Trust 3 $37,141.67
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $49,747.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $57,497.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $57,462.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $62,738.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $63,464.67
Presidio Trust 2 $77,306.50
Program Support Center 2 $51,445.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $56,109.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $55,818.00
Government Printing Office 2 $52,062.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $57,079.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $44,497.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $61,441.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $49,775.00
Maritime Administration 1 $60,836.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $53,540.89. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $113,908 in 2015.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 4,949
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,274
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 391
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 186
CE - Contract Education--year Long 139
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 106
FW - Wage Grade 41
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 21
CY - Contract Education--school Year 19
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 16
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 12
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 10
FL - Wage Leaders 7
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 5
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 2
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic was $43,142. Since then, the average pay has increased to $60,938 in 2020.

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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