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

Earnings for HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills come in at around $25.07 per hour on average. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,278 - $75,507
(Median)
$43K
$56K
$76K
MEDIAN: $56,181
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$17.71 - $35.02
(Median)
$18
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,278 - $75,507  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,508  
Profit Sharing
$2,900  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$38,970 - $78,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.71 - $35.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$27.49 - $48.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,508  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$2,900  
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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$38,970 - $78,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Control Systems Technician

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills make a median salary of $64K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $62K.

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Experience Affects HVAC Control Systems Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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