Process Control Technician Salary

Process Control Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $22.77 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Process Control Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. There are far more male Process Control Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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 (?
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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

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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $61K. Process Control Technicians see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $63K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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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