Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salary

Entry-Level Automation Technicians take home an average $19.94 per hour. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Automation Technicians runs from $33K to $68K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Automation Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,609 - $68,716
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$69K
MEDIAN: $50,169
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$14.52 - $27.98
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$0$68K
Salary $34,609 - $68,716
Bonus $0.00 - $5,025
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $19,392
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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$32,605 - $68,147
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.52 - $27.98
Overtime $21.46 - $44.03
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,025
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $19,392
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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$32,605 - $68,147
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,046

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Automation Technicians, 7 percent higher than the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston.

Control / Automation Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Control / Automation Technician in Sioux Falls:
Apply yourself, take time to read and learn from the manuals. Don't jump to conclusions when troubleshooting, start with the basics and work upward from there. Always keep in mind, 'how do I want this to work when something goes wrong at 1:00 Saturday morning of a three day weekend in winter when it's -30 degrees outside'. Sometimes you can try to get something to work for 20 minutes and get no place other than really frustrated because nothing is working, or you can take a 20 minute break ... Either way, you're going to be waiting 20 minutes.

Control / Automation Technician in Atlanta:
"Service jobs are 24/7 , your never really off."
Growing field and you need a wide variety of mechanical experience to excel. Pay is good , demand can be overwhelming at times.

Control / Automation Technician in Detroit:
"While troubleshooting sometimes the trouble shoots back."
Keep it simple, Don't over think.

Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲18%

Powerpoint
▲13%

Microsoft Office
▲11%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲10%

Engineering Design
▲8%

Project Management
▲8%

Microsoft Word
▲7%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲4%

Microsoft Excel
▲4%

autodesk autocad
▲3%

AutoCAD
▲2%

National Average
$47,000

Robotics
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 17%
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