Control / Automation Technician Salary

A Control / Automation Technician earns an average wage of $22.31 per hour. A skill in Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking is associated with high pay for this job.
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$38,541 - $81,381
$39K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,094
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50%
90%

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$15.43 - $33.16
$15
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.73
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$0$81K
Salary $38,541 - $81,381
Bonus $0.00 - $5,026
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
Commission $10,000
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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$36,027 - $79,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 156
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.43 - $33.16
Overtime $22.60 - $49.95
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,026
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
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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$36,027 - $79,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 364

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Job Description for Control / Automation Technician

Control/automation technicians are in charge of providing technical solutions to automation-related tasks for their organization. They are responsible for designing programs for logic controllers, as well as providing maintenance for programmable devices used in production equipment. Control/automation technicians also ensure correct performance of motion controllers and human machine interfaces. They repair and debug control devices to avoid production loss, as well as create documentation based on the schematics and wiring plans for each device. Additionally, control/automation technicians create sketches of electrical circuits using specialized computer programs. Control/automation technicians also label circuit wiring, test and monitor equipment for compliance with engineering specifications, and identify operational problems. Technicians also must follow electrical regulations and inspect controllers to ensure code compliance.

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Control / Automation Technician Tasks

  • Diagnose, test, and debug complex equipment, and include recommendations for operation.
  • Program, modify, and audit programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Create and audit maintenance tasks, procedures, and logs, and maintain documentation of downtime and repairs.
  • Build and implement improvements and fixes.

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Popular Skills for Control / Automation Technician

Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Technician

Pay by Experience for a Control / Automation Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Control / Automation Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 263 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control / Automation Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Control / Automation Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 141 salaries. A Control / Automation Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,580

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Control / Automation Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Control / Automation Technician?

Control / Automation Technician in Cleveland:
Pros: Working as a controls technician demands constant learning as technology develops.
Cons: Automation programming software can be buggy.

Control / Automation Technician in Los Angeles:
"Work flexability."
Pros: Everything troubleshooting.
Cons: Graveyard.

Control / Automation Technician in Mountain Home:
"Hardwork But Fulfilling."
Pros: The work that you do saves peoples lives, most of your co-workers are great. Able to flex hours for family.
Cons: Management is soft, people get away with to much.

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Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

▲29%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$55,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries










National Average
$55,000

▼2%

▼2%


Visual Basic (VB)
▼4%

▼6%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%
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