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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $57,538.32* *Based on the 2018 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 6,249 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2018, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $52,974.

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 1,764 $52,973.72
Veterans Health Administration 1,423 $55,613.96
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 736 $72,102.16
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 304 $53,783.19
Indian Health Service 283 $54,054.83
National Institutes of Health 254 $67,444.78
Indian Affairs 245 $50,296.25
U.S. Coast Guard 190 $63,994.18
Forest Service 148 $51,504.28
Bureau of Reclamation 118 $67,596.05
Bureau of Land Management 106 $53,725.10
Customs and Border Protection 98 $59,108.42
Agricultural Research Service 94 $52,741.56
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 70 $60,546.27
National Cemetery Administration 66 $50,875.94
Federal Aviation Administration 38 $66,210.11
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 30 $57,635.97
National Institute of Standards and Technology 27 $65,591.52
Geological Survey 25 $51,571.68
Federal Emergency Management Agency 19 $65,545.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 18 $42,228.06
Federal Bureau of Investigation 17 $68,441.38
U.S. Mint 17 $0.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $61,179.06
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 15 $56,651.87
Public Buildings Service 12 $50,588.08
Social Security Administration 12 $61,830.83
Department of Energy 12 $76,291.67
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 11 $54,691.55
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 10 $62,120.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 9 $54,009.33
Bureau of the Census 7 $61,927.29
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $59,464.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $72,888.60
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $60,020.00
Presidio Trust 4 $69,242.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $64,613.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $58,262.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $66,902.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $65,386.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $66,966.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $53,344.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $60,390.67
Government Printing Office 2 $54,437.00
Program Support Center 2 $54,784.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $60,189.00
Departmental Administration 2 $65,761.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $58,812.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $51,653.00
Maritime Administration 1 $52,300.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $61,420.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $48,437.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $64,521.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $57,538.32. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $114,430 in 2018.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 4,214
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,240
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 340
CE - Contract Education--year Long 137
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 107
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 70
FW - Wage Grade 32
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 28
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 20
CY - Contract Education--school Year 16
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 13
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 7
FL - Wage Leaders 6
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
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

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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