Median pay for Entry-Level Automation Technicians is around $19.87 per hour. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Automation Technicians runs from $33K to $65K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Most Entry-Level Automation Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,975 - $67,607
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,038
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$14.59 - $27.01
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,975 - $67,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $4,154  
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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$33,150 - $65,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $27.01  
   
Overtime
$21.12 - $41.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $4,154  
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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$33,150 - $65,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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.

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Growing field and you need a wide variety of mechanical experience to excel. Pay is good , demand can be overwhelming at times.

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Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Powerpoint
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 12%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Engineering Design
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
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AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$46,000

Robotics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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