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Control / Automation Technician Salary with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills

Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills can expect to earn an average of $23.76 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$36,177 - $82,359
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MEDIAN: $58,542
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$17.28 - $30.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,177 - $82,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,489  
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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$39,256 - $78,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.28 - $30.89  
   
Overtime
$25.31 - $50.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,489  
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).
)
$39,256 - $78,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills

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


For many Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Automation Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $67K on average.

Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%