Control / Automation Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary (Canada)

The average wage for a Control / Automation Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is C$26.49 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

C$40,125 - C$97,450
C$40K
C$54K
C$97K
MEDIAN: C$54,472
10%
50%
90%
C$18.29 - C$38.97
C$18
C$26
C$39
MEDIAN: C$25.97
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$97K
Salary C$40,125 - C$97,450
Bonus C$206 - C$10,033
Profit Sharing C$40.02 - C$2,483
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$39,905 - C$92,577
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data C$0C$67
Hourly Rate C$18.29 - C$38.97
Overtime C$27.82 - C$67.10
Annual Data C$0C$92K
Bonus C$206 - C$10,033
Profit Sharing C$40.02 - C$2,483
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$39,905 - C$92,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$57,456

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

Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Control / Automation Technician Salaries

▲28%

▲11%

National Average
C$57,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%