Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Automation Technicians sits in the ballpark of $20.06 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Automation Technicians approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $69K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,967 - $68,346
$35K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,820
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$14.63 - $28.25
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MEDIAN: $19.86
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$0$69K
Salary $34,967 - $68,346
Bonus $0.00 - $5,037
Profit Sharing $783 - $5,152
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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$33,053 - $69,210
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.63 - $28.25
Overtime $21.88 - $43.81
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,037
Profit Sharing $783 - $5,152
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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$33,053 - $69,210
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206

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Control / Automation Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,165

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Automation Technicians, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 6 percent above the national average. Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Control / Automation Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Control / Automation Technician in Sioux Falls:
Apply yourself, take time to read and learn from the manuals. Don't jump to conclusions when troubleshooting, start with the basics and work upward from there. Always keep in mind, 'how do I want this to work when something goes wrong at 1:00 Saturday morning of a three day weekend in winter when it's -30 degrees outside'. Sometimes you can try to get something to work for 20 minutes and get no place other than really frustrated because nothing is working, or you can take a 20 minute break ... Either way, you're going to be waiting 20 minutes.

Control / Automation Technician in Atlanta:
"Service jobs are 24/7 , your never really off."
Growing field and you need a wide variety of mechanical experience to excel. Pay is good , demand can be overwhelming at times.

Control / Automation Technician in Detroit:
"While troubleshooting sometimes the trouble shoots back."
Keep it simple, Don't over think.

Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲17%

Powerpoint
▲12%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲10%

Microsoft Office
▲10%

Engineering Design
▲8%

Project Management
▲8%

Microsoft Word
▲7%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▲6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲4%

Microsoft Excel
▲4%

autodesk autocad
▲3%

AutoCAD
▲1%

National Average
$47,000

Robotics
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 16%
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