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Plant Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Plant Technician is $16.86 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.
Plant Technician Salary (?
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$30,100 - $79,733
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,116
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Plant Technician Salary (?
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$11.79 - $27.47
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,100 - $79,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,118  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $3,500  
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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$25,695 - $67,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $27.47  
   
Overtime
$1.54 - $40.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,118  
   
Profit Sharing
$850 - $3,500  
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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$25,695 - $67,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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 23%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%