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

The average Automation Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills can expect to rake in roughly $23.87 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills can bottom out at $39K or peak near $76K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,227 - $77,032

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$17.45 - $30.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,227 - $77,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,333  
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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$39,319 - $76,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.45 - $30.94  
   
Overtime
$24.44 - $48.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,333  
   
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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$39,319 - $76,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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.


Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $65K.

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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 6%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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