Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Automation Technicians come in at around $20.06 per hour on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,705 - $77,940
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,386
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$14.32 - $27.13
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,705 - $77,940  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$32,676 - $68,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $27.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$20.50 - $42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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).
)
$32,676 - $68,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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.

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.

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Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 10%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

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

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$47,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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