Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salary

An average Entry-Level Automation Technician can expect to take home roughly $20.17 per hour. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Entry-Level Automation Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $71,128
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,148
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50%
90%

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$14.65 - $26.49
(Median)
$15
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,410 - $71,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
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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$31,544 - $68,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $26.49  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $41.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
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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$31,544 - $68,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 11%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Powerpoint
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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