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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $57,065.57* *Based on the 2019 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 348th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 7,354 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2019, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $50,683.

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 2,809 $50,683.41
Veterans Health Administration 1,470 $57,432.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 712 $75,047.03
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 297 $55,389.96
Indian Health Service 289 $55,776.37
National Institutes of Health 247 $69,397.14
Indian Affairs 245 $51,848.72
U.S. Coast Guard 206 $66,947.15
Forest Service 189 $51,318.82
Bureau of Reclamation 122 $68,315.38
Bureau of Land Management 111 $55,085.32
Customs and Border Protection 101 $68,829.00
Agricultural Research Service 92 $54,115.88
National Cemetery Administration 74 $52,541.64
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 64 $64,002.30
National Institute of Standards and Technology 33 $66,515.18
Federal Aviation Administration 30 $70,563.53
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 28 $58,322.11
Federal Emergency Management Agency 25 $64,335.44
Geological Survey 20 $53,114.20
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 20 $64,940.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 $69,371.89
Social Security Administration 15 $66,052.20
U.S. Mint 14 $0.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 12 $59,131.58
Public Buildings Service 10 $52,964.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 10 $44,161.10
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 9 $55,493.11
Department of Energy 8 $80,673.00
Bureau of the Census 8 $59,784.63
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 7 $59,521.29
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 6 $63,629.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $62,610.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $64,575.80
Presidio Trust 4 $74,782.25
Maritime Administration 4 $58,581.75
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $70,718.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $63,653.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $60,704.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $61,441.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $67,987.67
Departmental Administration 2 $68,829.00
Program Support Center 2 $56,453.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $61,546.00
Government Printing Office 2 $56,620.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $75,497.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $68,829.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $66,471.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $55,389.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $65,219.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $53,824.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $62,610.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $57,065.57. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $127,370 in 2019.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 5,164
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,228
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 409
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 183
CE - Contract Education--year Long 142
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 108
FW - Wage Grade (similar To The Nonsupervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 24
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Supervisory - Federal Wage System 18
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 16
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System 15
CY - Contract Education--school Year 14
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Leader - Federal Wage System 8
FL - Wage Leaders (similar To The Leader Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 6
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 4
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Employees--federal Wage System 4
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 3
KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100% 2
WN - Production Facilitating Supervisory Federal Wage System 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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