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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.

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
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
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 11 $52,410.45
Social Security Administration 11 $59,357.82
Department of Energy 11 $77,370.27
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 11 $50,672.45
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 10 $57,186.40
Bureau of the Census 6 $60,762.83
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6 $58,540.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $57,378.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $57,833.83
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $70,035.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $63,069.25
Departmental Administration 4 $63,345.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $56,683.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $65,144.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $58,234.33
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $75,291.67
Presidio Trust 3 $71,904.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $65,461.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $51,815.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $63,402.67
Food and Drug Administration 2 $58,039.50
Program Support Center 2 $53,312.00
Government Printing Office 2 $52,613.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $57,852.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $57,963.00
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

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
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 6
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 6
FL - Wage Leaders 5
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 5
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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

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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