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

Median pay for Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills lies in the neighborhood of $23.62 per hour. Total incomes of Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $38K and $79K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,895 - $79,748
$41K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,306
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$15.69 - $33.39
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MEDIAN: $23.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,895 - $79,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,072  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $7,397  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$37,723 - $78,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $33.39  
   
Overtime
$22.68 - $49.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,072  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $7,397  
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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$37,723 - $78,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $61K. Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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