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Elevator Installers and Repairers


Elevator installers and repairers, also called elevator constructors or elevator mechanics, are skilled crafts workers who assemble, install, and repair elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, automated people movers, and similar equipment. They may also be responsible for modernizing this equipment. Approximately 21,000 elevator installers and repairers are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Mechanic-in-Charge, or Adjuster, or Estimator

Journeyman Elevator Installer/Repairer

Elevator Constructor Helper, or Assistant Mechanic, or Apprentice