Process Control Technician Salary

An average Process Control Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $22.77 per hour. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most Process Control Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Process Control Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,275 - $98,088
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,542
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$13.48 - $35.95
(Median)
$13
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,275 - $98,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$34,106 - $90,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $35.95  
   
Overtime
$19.53 - $55.15  
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 - $7,450  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$34,106 - $90,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Process Control Technician

  • Evaluate, review, and make recommendations to improve production systems.
  • Measure time, methods, and motion involved in worker performance and recommend more efficient processes.
  • Assist operations and industrial engineers to troubleshoot industrial layout or manufacturing issues.

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Professional skills reported by Process Control Technicians are few in number. Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation and Distributed Control Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 20 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Control Technician

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Process Control Technicians who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $63K.

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Experience Affects Process Control Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Process Control Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 20%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 15%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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