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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $53,749.18* *Based on the 2016 average.
7,073 EMPLOYEES
$380.11M TOTAL SALARY
WG MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Maintenance Mechanic was the 44th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 7,073 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $48,141.

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 2,745 $48,141.16
Veterans Health Administration 1,333 $54,095.41
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 763 $69,706.58
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 322 $51,955.98
Indian Health Service 274 $52,516.50
Indian Affairs 246 $48,977.39
National Institutes of Health 233 $64,095.80
Forest Service 205 $48,786.73
Bureau of Reclamation 120 $64,829.16
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 109 $57,576.45
Bureau of Land Management 106 $52,622.58
Agricultural Research Service 103 $51,573.50
National Cemetery Administration 66 $49,683.98
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 66 $59,278.27
Federal Aviation Administration 43 $64,002.44
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 26 $56,390.27
National Institute of Standards and Technology 26 $61,284.08
Geological Survey 24 $51,171.33
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 23 $61,753.30
Federal Emergency Management Agency 23 $61,049.35
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 22 $40,281.95
Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 $64,999.05
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $53,404.44
U.S. Mint 17 $70,661.12
Public Buildings Service 13 $48,304.38
Department of Energy 11 $77,370.27
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 11 $50,672.45
Social Security Administration 11 $59,357.82
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 11 $52,410.45
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 10 $57,186.40
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $57,378.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $57,833.83
Bureau of the Census 6 $60,762.83
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 6 $58,540.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $70,035.60
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $56,683.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $63,069.25
Departmental Administration 4 $63,345.75
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $65,461.00
Presidio Trust 3 $71,904.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $63,402.67
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $51,815.67
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $75,291.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $58,234.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $65,144.67
Program Support Center 2 $53,312.00
Government Printing Office 2 $52,613.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $58,039.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $57,852.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $45,253.00
Maritime Administration 1 $52,947.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $50,443.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $62,276.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $57,963.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $53,749.18. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $114,738 in 2016.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 4,939
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,217
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 352
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 183
CE - Contract Education--year Long 138
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 113
FW - Wage Grade 38
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 24
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 20
CY - Contract Education--school Year 18
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 6
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 6
FL - Wage Leaders 5
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 3
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
Occupation Family: GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS WORK FAMILY

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
Cement FinishingFWS-6FWS-8
Offset PlatemakingFWS-5FWS-8
Crane OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
Tractor OperatingFWS-5FWS-9
Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9

Average Maintenance Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic was $43,142. Since then, the average pay has increased to $56,829 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 4749.

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