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 $25.07 per hour on average. Most HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took 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 (?
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$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 for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. HVAC Control Systems Technicians with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $62K by contrast.

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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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