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

An average Electrical Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills can expect to take home roughly $22.32 per hour. In the world of Electrical Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, total cash compensation can vary between $33K and $78K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $12K, respectively. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electrical Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,000 - $83,042
$32K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $51,952
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$15.04 - $30.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,000 - $83,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,880  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$32,569 - $78,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $30.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.46 - $46.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,880  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$32,569 - $78,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Technician

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Electrical Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 64 salaries. An Electrical Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 42 salaries.

Key Stats for Electrical Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Electrical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 14%