The average wage for a Plant Technician is $17.52 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Plant Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.04 - $28.08
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $28.08  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $41.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$850 - $3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,772 - $70,320  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Plant Technician
  • Maintain and control processes from the computer terminal.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Monitor and run high-speed converting and packaging equipment.
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Experience Affects Plant Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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