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.