Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician Salary

The average pay for an Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician is $28.36 per hour. A skill in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$43,238 - $83,480
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$43K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $62,196
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$19.96 - $38.65
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,238 - $83,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,122  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $8,400  
Total Pay (?
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$44,166 - $89,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.96 - $38.65  
   
Overtime
$27.12 - $59.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $8,400  
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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$44,166 - $89,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 520
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Job Description for Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician

An instrumentation and controls (I&C) technician generally works at a manufacturing plant and is in charge of repairing and maintaining the instrumentation, robotic controllers, other equipment, and sensory readouts. The I&C technician works to ensure that manufacturing devices - which are often remotely controlled - work efficiently and in a manner that ensures maximum safety for all workers. Much of the I&C technician’s job is spent performing diagnostics, assessing equipment for any malfunctions or sluggishness. The technician is expected to identify and repair instrumentation systems that fall under their responsibility as necessary. Additionally, many manufacturing plants report data for efficiency and environmental data, and the I&C technician must ensure that the data recorded by instrumentation is accurate.

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Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician Tasks

  • Use computerized systems to enter and retrieve data.
  • Troubleshoot plant equipment and systems.
  • Calibrate sensors and analyzers and configure logic in control systems.
  • Give technical guidance and assistance to less experienced personnel.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,391

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Experience Affects Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician Salaries


Instrument Control
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$64,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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