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

Earnings for Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills come in at around $23.92 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills spread between $40K and $77K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,774 - $78,891
(Median)
$37K
$58K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,474
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$17.09 - $31.34
(Median)
$17
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$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,774 - $78,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,904  
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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$39,507 - $77,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.09 - $31.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$23.81 - $48.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,904  
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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$39,507 - $77,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $66K.

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Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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