The average hourly pay for a Control / Automation Technician is $23.74.
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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 base…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Control / Automation Technician
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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.
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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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