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

Median pay for HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills lies in the neighborhood of $25.05 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,796 - $74,476
(Median)
$41K
$57K
$74K
MEDIAN: $57,258
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$17.54 - $34.88
(Median)
$18
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,796 - $74,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$37,452 - $77,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.54 - $34.88  
   
Overtime
$27.10 - $48.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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).
)
$37,452 - $77,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $62K. HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $62K.

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

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 5%