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The jack-of-all-trades nature of a maintenance and repair worker’s responsibilities doesn’t usually translate into serious coin. The median salary for workers in 2012 was $35,210 a year, while the highest-paid earned about $57,260 and the lowest-paid made $20,920. The West Coast dominates in the pay department, with San Francisco, San Jose, Calif., and Kennewick, Wash., ranking as the top three highest-paying metropolitan areas.

Job Salary Year
2004 $31,070.00
2006 $32,520.00
2008 $33,380.00
2010 $26,620.00
2012 $37,190.00

Average Maintenance and Repair Worker Pay vs. All Social Services Jobs

Fabricators ($37,260), auto mechanics ($39,060) and bus drivers ($38,470) all make salaries in the mid to upper 30s – comparable to that of the average maintenance and repair worker, who brought in a average annual salary of $37,190 in 2012. But some related professions, like landscapers and groundskeepers ($25,870), earned salaries that are roughly $11,000 lower. Janitors ($24,850) also earn less money than maintenance and repair workers, on average.

Job Name Salary
Patrol Officer $55,270.00
Auto Mechanic $36,610.00
Maintenance and Repair Worker $35,210.00
Security Guard $23,970.00
Landscaper and Groundskeeper $23,570.00
Janitor $22,320.00

Best Paying Cities for Maintenance and Repair Workers

The highest paid in the maintenance and repair worker profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, San Jose, California, and Kennewick, Washington. The Napa, California area also pays well, as does the city of Boston.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $49,230 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maintenance and repair worker working in San Francisco is $49,230, which is $14,020 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, California

Average Salary: $48,270 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maintenance and repair worker working in San Jose, California is $48,270, which is $13,060 more than the average pay in the profession.

Kennewick, Washington

Average Salary: $47,500 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maintenance and repair worker working in Kennewick, Washington is $47,500, which is $12,290 more than the average pay in the profession.

Napa, California

Average Salary: $47,200 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maintenance and repair worker working in Napa, California is $47,200, which is $11,990 more than the average pay in the profession.

Boston

Average Salary: $47,040 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maintenance and repair worker working in Boston is $47,040, which is $11,830 more than the average pay in the profession.

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Last updated by Jada A. Graves.


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