Process Control Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Process Control Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $20.51 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Process Control Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,262 - $106,902
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MEDIAN: $59,997
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$13.16 - $30.00
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MEDIAN: $20.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,262 - $106,902  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,199 - $88,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$18.67 - $61.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$97.87 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,199 - $88,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Process Control Technician

Process control technicians work with automated process control systems and their essential components and assist in the design, creation, testing, and implementation of process control panels. They are also tasked with maintaining existing control systems and making upgrades when necessary, and they typically work closely with management, technicians, electricians, and production personnel.

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Process Control Technician Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Process Control Technician

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 $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $56K. Process Control Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. For some reason, Process Control Technicians with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $61K.

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Key Stats for Process Control Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Process Control Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Process Control Technician Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲20%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲7%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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