The average hourly pay for a PLC Programmer is $26.55.
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What Are Popular Skills for PLC Programmers?
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Skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Systems Troubleshooting and SCADA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for PLC Programmers?
An entry-level PLC Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.37 based on 14 salaries. An early career PLC Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.94 based on 113 salaries. A mid-career PLC Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.05 based on 66 salaries. An experienced PLC Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.78 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
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Employees with PLC Programmer in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 31.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (30.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (16.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sterling Heights, Michigan (18.6% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (15.4% less) and Detroit, Michigan (9.5% less).
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