Machinery Maintenance Mechanic with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary

Machinery Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills take home an average $20.68 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,215 - $67,063
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,477
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$16.34 - $27.80
(Median)
$16
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,215 - $67,063  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
Profit Sharing
$1,572  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,005 - $70,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $27.80  
   
Overtime
$22.70 - $41.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$37,005 - $70,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Pay by Experience Level for Machinery Maintenance Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Machinery Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

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Experience Affects Machinery Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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