An average Entry-Level Automation Technician can expect to take home roughly $20.00 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Automation Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $33K and $66K. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Automation Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,381 - $69,027
$35K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,207
10%
50%
90%

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$14.49 - $27.59
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,381 - $69,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $19,574  
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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$33,098 - $66,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $27.59  
   
Overtime
$21.16 - $43.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $19,574  
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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$33,098 - $66,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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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 52 votes.
074
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 19%

Powerpoint
up arrow 16%

Engineering Design
up arrow 12%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

Robotics
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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