Salary for Maintenance Workers, Machinery

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Machinery maintenance workers perform routine machinery maintenance such as starting and observing machine operation, lubricating machinery and changing parts. This job can sometimes be dangerous as workers are asked to operate heavy machinery by definition of the job. To become a machinery maintenance worker, a high school diploma is usually necessary. Once hired, a few months to a year of job training is necessary before formal work can begin.

A Machinery Maintenance Worker can receive salaries ranging between $32,170 - $75,800 depending on level of experience. can get an average wage of fifty-one thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

can get the highest pay in Wyoming, where they can get average pay scales of close to $72,730. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Utilities, where they can receive an average job salary of $65,800.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 51.29 percent nationwide in that time.


Maintenance Workers, Machinery tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)