A Control / Automation Technician earns an average wage of C$25.43 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$39,240 - C$88,301
C$39K
C$52K
C$88K
MEDIAN: C$51,831
10%
50%
90%
C$18.20 - C$35.41
C$18
C$25
C$35
MEDIAN: C$25.10
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$88K
Salary C$39,240 - C$88,301
Bonus C$102 - C$9,658
Profit Sharing C$96.96 - C$2,576
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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C$38,578 - C$86,922
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data C$0C$63
Hourly Rate C$18.20 - C$35.41
Overtime C$25.00 - C$63.37
Annual Data C$0C$86K
Bonus C$102 - C$9,658
Profit Sharing C$96.96 - C$2,576
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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C$38,578 - C$86,922
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 96

Job Description for Control / Automation Technician

Control/automation technicians are in charge of providing technical solutions to automation-related tasks for their organization. They are responsible for designing programs for logic controllers, as well as providing maintenance for programmable devices used in production equipment. Control/automation technicians also ensure correct performance of motion controllers and human machine interfaces. They repair and debug control devices to avoid production loss, as well as create documentation based on the schematics and wiring plans for each device. Additionally, control/automation technicians create sketches of electrical circuits using specialized computer programs. Control/automation technicians also label circuit wiring, test and monitor equipment for compliance with engineering specifications, and identify operational problems. Technicians also must follow electrical regulations and inspect controllers to ensure code compliance.

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Control / Automation Technician Tasks

  • Diagnose, test, and debug complex equipment, and include recommendations for operation.
  • Program, modify, and audit programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Create and audit maintenance tasks, procedures, and logs, and maintain documentation of downtime and repairs.
  • Build and implement improvements and fixes.

Control / Automation Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Control / Automation Technician

Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Technician

Pay by Experience for a Control / Automation Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Control / Automation Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$54,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control / Automation Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Control / Automation Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$73,000 based on 14 salaries. A Control / Automation Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$54,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Control / Automation Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Control / Automation Technician?

Control / Automation Technician in Toronto:
Pros: Learning new products.
Cons: No overtime pay.

Control / Automation Technician in Vaughan:
"Work profile"
Pros: Do different type of control wiring as per our systems requirement. Also I have more than 25 years of experience in Control valves.
Cons: None as such. But at times more tiring when the wiring needs to be done at site.

Control / Automation Technician in Vernon:
"The Thick and Thin"
Pros: Always traveling to new places, very technical and ever changing. Never doing the same thing over and over again. A technical knowledge of many different things are required. It's not a job easily maintained by someone of basic capabilities. Troubleshooting and problem solving are always a mandatory
Cons: Stress is huge. The equipment you work on is incredibly expensive and not easily repaired in the field. When a $25k component breaks on a $500k piece of equipment working on a job that is time dependent and worth several million dollars and your the only person in the company with experience and the know how to fix it, it gets heated really fast. Being away from home is a pro and a con. Its nice to get out and see the world but it drains on a person. five days turn into ten and fifty turn into a hundred.

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Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

▲34%

▲10%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
C$55,000

Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

▲12%



National Average
C$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%