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

Average HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills make around $25.26 per hour. Work is enjoyable for HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,614 - $74,738
(Median)
$41K
$57K
$75K
MEDIAN: $56,529
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$17.34 - $34.92
(Median)
$17
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,614 - $74,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$37,287 - $77,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.34 - $34.92  
   
Overtime
$27.15 - $47.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$37,287 - $77,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Control Systems Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $62K. On average, HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $62K on average.

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Experience Affects HVAC Control Systems Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 5%
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