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.