A sizeable majority of Process Control Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.39 per hour. Though the majority of Process Control Technicians do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and almost all earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,467 - $108,172
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$38K
$59K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,958
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$13.25 - $35.00
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$13
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,467 - $108,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,255 - $91,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$18.81 - $57.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$34,255 - $91,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Process Control Technician

Process control technicians are primarily responsible for ensuring the quality, accuracy, and efficiency of current processes and product outputs in an organization. This work is typically performed indoors or within a manufacturing or factory environment, and hours may vary and depend on the facility's hours. A high school diploma or equivalent is often a minimum requirement for this position, and applicants who have an associate’s degree may be preferred depending on the industry. Computer skills are also helpful, and the necessity of advanced computer skills also varies by industry.

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Process Control Technician Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Process Control Technician

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $50K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $56K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Process Control Technicians make a median salary of $66K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Process Control Technicians report making only $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Process Control Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Process Control Technician Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 19%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 7%

National Average
$55,000

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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