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

Median pay for Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is around $23.44 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills spread between $39K and $78K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,041 - $79,748
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$40K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,495
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$16.47 - $33.02
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$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,041 - $79,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,005  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,150  
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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$38,808 - $78,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $33.02  
   
Overtime
$22.80 - $47.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,150  
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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$38,808 - $78,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Automation Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills make a median salary of $66K. 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 $69K.

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Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
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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
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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