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Control / Automation Technician Salary (United States)

A Control / Automation Technician earns an average wage of $22.48 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking.
Control / Automation Technician Salary (?
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$34,024 - $74,565
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MEDIAN: $55,464
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Control / Automation Technician Salary (?
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$15.58 - $30.75
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,024 - $74,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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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$34,375 - $73,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $30.75  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $46.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $5,106  
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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$34,375 - $73,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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
  • Create and audit maintenance tasks, procedures, and logs, and maintain documentation of downtime and repairs.
  • Build and implement improvements and fixes.
  • Diagnose, test, and debug complex equipment, and include recommendations for operation.
  • Program, modify, and audit programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

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Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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National Average
$52,000
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Control / Automation Technician Reviews

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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Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 10%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$52,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Powerpoint
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%