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

Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills can expect to earn an average of $21.53 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,719 - $69,404
$39K
$58K
$69K
MEDIAN: $57,611
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$16.01 - $28.01
$16
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $21.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,719 - $69,404  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
Total Pay (?
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$36,162 - $69,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.01 - $28.01  
   
Overtime
$24.45 - $42.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$125.00 - $7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
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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$36,162 - $69,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 305

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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Mechanic

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


For 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. For Maintenance Mechanics with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $59K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Maintenance Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Maintenance Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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