A Control / Automation Technician earns an average wage of $22.37 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Windows Operating System General Use.
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$39,056 - $80,930
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MEDIAN: $59,271
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$15.50 - $32.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,056 - $80,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,841  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,787  
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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$36,281 - $78,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.50 - $32.36  
   
Overtime
$22.16 - $48.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,841  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $6,787  
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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$36,281 - $78,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 378

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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,997

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

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
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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