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Becoming An Elevator Mechanic in Texas

    United States


On a daily basis, Elevator Technicians 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.
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$40,000/yr in Texas

Tools of the Trade

Plasma Cutter
Plasma Cutter
Magnetic Drill
Magnetic Drill
Chain Falls
Chain Falls
Capstan Hoist
Capstan Hoist
Caliper Gauge
Caliper Gauge

What Elevator Mechanics Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Get to work alone.
Using big cool tools.


High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams


Demand Forecast
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
Entrepreneurship Potential
High startup cost but very high likelihood of success.
Optionality Potential
This trade does not easily transition into others.
Kaleb H.
This trade will make you a master of everything--mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, rigging--you name it, we do it. And we get paid like kings.
Jamal W.
The best part about being an elevator mechanic is how many things we can do. Pretty much anything! The pay doesn't hurt either ; )
Mitch K.
We do it all. We get paid accordingly. Go union!
$117,760/ year
Estimated Salary