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

A Maintenance Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills earns an average wage of AU$36.42 per hour. This job's rate does not change very much with experience.

AU$63,667 - AU$116,446
AU$64K
AU$82K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$82,046
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50%
90%
AU$27.19 - AU$46.34
AU$27
AU$36
AU$46
MEDIAN: AU$36.41
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$116K
Salary AU$63,667 - AU$116,446
Bonus AU$2,400
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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AU$60,387 - AU$106,624
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data AU$0AU$71
Hourly Rate AU$27.19 - AU$46.34
Overtime AU$39.45 - AU$71.26
Annual Data AU$0AU$106K
Bonus AU$2,400
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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AU$60,387 - AU$106,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

Job Description for Maintenance Electrician

The maintenance electrician performs most of the electrical maintenance tasks in a plant. Their key goal is to keep plant machinery and equipment in good condition by locating faulty parts by using an efficient, effective troubleshooting process. The maintenance electrician then replaces those parts that are worn and broken; if the parts are not broken, the electrician properly adjusts it to return the part or machine to working order. They also make routine inspections of equipment to assess its operating condition, performing proactive replacements and maintenance. The maintenance electrician also repairs electrical wiring and programmable logic functions in accordance with local code. A maintenance electrician moves and installs new equipment procured by the company. In the equipment movement or installation process, the electrician must understand and work from blueprints manuals, and sketches.

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Maintenance Electrician Tasks

  • Assemble and install electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and tools, to locate the cause of a problem.
  • Test all assemblies, installations, or repairs on electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Construct and fabricate parts using power or hand tools and specifications.
  • Review specifications to plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Electrician

Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Electrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Electrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Electrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$79,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Electrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$82,000 based on 23 salaries. A Maintenance Electrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$81,387

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Maintenance Electrician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Maintenance Electrician Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
AU$81,000

▼2%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 89%