Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Automation Technicians come in at around $19.90 per hour on average. Total incomes of Entry-Level Automation Technicians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $67K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage.

$36,241 - $69,027
$36K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,169
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.55 - $27.54
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.90
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,241 - $69,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
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).
)
$33,175 - $66,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$21.54 - $44.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
   
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).
)
$33,175 - $66,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Control / Automation Technician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,155

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Automation Technicians that is 7 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent.

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.

Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲17%

Powerpoint
▲12%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲10%

Microsoft Office
▲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
▲1%

National Average
$47,000

Robotics
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 14%
ADVERTISEMENT