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

Pay for Machinery Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills sits in the ballpark of $20.68 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,215 - $67,063
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,477
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90%

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$16.34 - $27.80
(Median)
$16
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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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).
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$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, 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.

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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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