Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills can expect to earn an average of $23.18 per hour. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,877 - $88,490
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,261
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90%

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$16.75 - $31.52
(Median)
$17
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,877 - $88,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$39,633 - $81,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $31.52  
   
Overtime
$20.87 - $47.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$39,633 - $81,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $51K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $57K. Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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