Field Technician, Automation Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Automation Field Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.96 per hour nationwide. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,622 - $79,734
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,047
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$14.76 - $30.10
(Median)
$15
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,622 - $79,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,589  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$32,775 - $74,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $30.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$12.50  
Overtime
$19.89 - $45.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,589  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$32,775 - $74,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay by Experience Level for Field Technician, Automation

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $58K. Automation Field Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $60K.

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Experience Affects Field Technician, Automation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Field Technician, Automation Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 25%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 12%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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