Average Maintenance Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Maintenance Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $22.10.
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $29
$303 - $5,887
Profit Sharing
$485 - $6,953
$0 - $1,200
Total Pay
$35,233 - $71,612

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Job Description for Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician Tasks
  • Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
  • Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.
The top respondents for the job title Maintenance Technician are from the companies Advanced Technology Services, Inc., FedEx Ground and Tyson Foods, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Nissan North America, Inc. where the average pay is $28.20. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jones Lang LaSalle and Tyson Foods, Inc., earning around $25.00 and $22.60, respectively. Unifirst Corporation pays the lowest at around $17.38. FedEx Ground and Advanced Technology Services, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.28 and $20.99, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician

Skills that pay less than market rate include Facility Maintenance & Coordination, Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance and Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Technician

An entry-level Maintenance Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.22 based on 14 salaries. An early career Maintenance Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.73 based on 426 salaries. A mid-career Maintenance Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.51 based on 305 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.86 based on 316 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Maintenance Technician in their job title in Indianapolis, Indiana earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (11.7% more) and Fort Worth, Texas (7.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (2.4% less).

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