Men make up the majority of Automation Field Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $21.29 per hour. Most Automation Field Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,208 - $67,124
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,963
10%
50%
90%

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$15.25 - $29.82
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,208 - $67,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
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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$32,411 - $68,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $29.82  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $45.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
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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$32,411 - $68,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Automation Field Technicians make a median salary of $54K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $53K.

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Experience Affects Field Technician, Automation Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Field Technician, Automation Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 17%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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