Industrial Maintenance Technician Career Outlook

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Students in the Industrial Maintenance program learn to work on the machinery that powers many different industries, from coal and gas to solar and nuclear.

Industrial Maintenance Technician Career Outlook

Industrial maintenance technician training in just 30-39 weeks

Industrial Maintenance Industry Overview

Get training in industrial maintenance, a field that’s popular with analytical thinkers who are fascinated by machinery and crave variety in their day-to-day.

The demand for industrial maintenance technicians is growing — employment is projected to grow 16% from 2021 to 2031.64 With our Industrial Maintenance Technician training program, you can get trained in just 30-39 weeks!

Industrial Maintenance Careers

Industrial maintenance technician training offers different career avenues1 that can be pursued by skilled industrial maintenance technicians. Examples include:

Machine Technician

Machine technicians install, operate, maintain and repair machines and machine tools. These technicians also troubleshoot quickly, trying to reduce downtime until machines are up and running again!

Service Technician

A service technician installs products and makes sure they work correctly. They also respond to service requests to repair, diagnose and determine parts needing replacement. They may also provide some client support in helping them understand products or machines.

Maintenance Mechanic

A maintenance mechanic performs routine and preventative maintenance services on machines.They may also provide troubleshooting, order replacement parts and document any work performed.

Mechanical Assembler

A mechanical assembler puts together parts for machines and mechanical products. They put together complex pieces of machinery and often work in an assembly line, assembling and passing parts along.

Plant Operator

A plant operator maintains and monitors equipment found in chemical plants, oil refineries, power plants and other similar facilities. They might specialize in a piece of equipment or a part of the production process within the plant location.

Turbine Technician

A turbine technician inspects gas-, coal- and steam-powered turbines to examine their exteriors and physical integrity. They perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot and make repairs when needed.

Boiler Operator

A boiler operator maintains and controls boilers, which also includes machines like turbines, generators, air-conditioning, compressors and pumps. They are often also involved in the startup, regulation and repair of on-site equipment.


Wondering how much industrial maintenance technicians could earn? You’ve come to the right place!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for industrial maintenance technicians in the United States was $59,840 in May 2021.60 That means half of industrial maintenance technicians earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.

Of the states with salary data available, here are the top 10 median annual salaries for industrial maintenance technicians, as reported by the BLS in May 2021.*

*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

Rank State Annual Median Wage
1 District of Columbia $79,290
2 Alaska $79,230
3 Hawaii $78,070
4 Wyoming $76,600
5 Connecticut $61,900
6 Minnesota $61,880
7 Washington $61,680
8 Delaware $61,670
9 Massachusetts $61,460
10 California $61,250


We currently offer the Industrial Maintenance Technician training program at our MIAT College of Technology campuses in Canton, Michigan, and Houston, Texas. Pending regulatory approval, the program is coming soon to our Universal Technical Institute campuses in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and Lisle, Illinois. To learn more about our program locations, head here.

No matter the location, our students benefit from hands-on labs, supportive instructors and a curriculum developed with industry experts for training fit to industry needs.18


Are you thinking that industrial maintenance might be the right career path for you? Our Admissions Representatives are happy to answer any questions you have! Click the button below to get started on your journey toward an exciting career.