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

Median pay for Machinery Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is around $20.42 per hour. Most Machinery Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,413 - $75,674
(Median)
$38K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $55,295
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$15.52 - $28.36
(Median)
$16
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$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,413 - $75,674  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
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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$34,897 - $71,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $28.36  
   
Overtime
$22.26 - $45.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$290.87 - $3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
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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$34,897 - $71,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. Machinery Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Machinery Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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