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Plant Technician Salary

The average wage for a Plant Technician is $16.94 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$30,000 - $80,000
(Median)
$30K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,443
10%
50%
90%

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$11.95 - $27.81
(Median)
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,000 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,132  
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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$27,360 - $65,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $27.81  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $40.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,132  
   
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).
)
$27,360 - $65,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%