Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Machinery Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $56K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.