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Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salary

Entry-Level Automation Technicians take home approximately $19.97 per hour on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Automation Technicians. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,201 - $71,856
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,530
10%
50%
90%

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$14.54 - $26.53
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,201 - $71,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,677  
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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$31,245 - $68,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $26.53  
   
Overtime
$20.05 - $41.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,677  
   
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).
)
$31,245 - $68,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 13%

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

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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