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

An average Automation Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills can expect to take home roughly $24.00 per hour. Total cash earnings of Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills range from $39K on the low end to $77K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $5K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,176 - $77,270
(Median)
$36K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,409
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$17.56 - $30.91
(Median)
$18
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,176 - $77,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,413  
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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$39,434 - $76,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.56 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$25.03 - $48.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,117  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,413  
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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$39,434 - $76,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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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 Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $57K. Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $65K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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