Average Control / Automation Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Control / Automation Technician is $23.74.
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $35
$48 - $6,831
Profit Sharing
$49 - $9,814
$0 - $5,087
Total Pay
$36,698 - $81,317

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Job Description for Control / Automation Technician

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.

Job Satisfaction for Control / Automation Technician

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Popular Skills for Control / Automation Technician

Skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Electronic Troubleshooting, Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Technician

An entry-level Control / Automation Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.44 based on 33 salaries. An early career Control / Automation Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.71 based on 328 salaries. A mid-career Control / Automation Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.68 based on 215 salaries. An experienced Control / Automation Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.82 based on 195 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Control / Automation Technician in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (16.8% less), Denver, Colorado (15.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.2% less).

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