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Elevator Installer & Repair

Career Overview  

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters. 

Skills and Abilities

Good physical condition and mechanical aptitude are important. Primary skills include: assemble, install, repair, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, and dumbwaiters, using hand and power tools, and testing devices such as test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters; Test newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications; check that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying conformance to standards; connect electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors; read and interpret blueprints to determine the layout of system components and to select installation equipment; maintain log books that detail all repairs and checks performed. 


  • $78,140 (annually)
  • $37.57 (hourly)

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $51,576 - $115,810 (annually)
  • $24.80 - $55.68 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.


VIDEO SOURCE: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration on careeronestop.org


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