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

HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills can expect wages of $22.55 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $15.52 per hour to $35.56. Most HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,178 - $75,507
$44K
$56K
$76K
MEDIAN: $56,292
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$15.52 - $35.56
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$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,178 - $75,507  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$33,924 - $80,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $35.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.81 - $49.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$33,924 - $80,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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.


HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $56K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $47K. HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $76K.

Key Stats for HVAC Control Systems Technician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects HVAC Control Systems Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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