Average Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Hourly Pay

Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average hourly pay for an Electrician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $25.13.
MEDIAN $25.13
Is Electrician your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$16 - $36
$306 - $8,283
Profit Sharing
$501 - $10,137
$0 - $3,950
Total Pay
$35,796 - $89,799

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Electrician

Electrician Tasks
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all power generation and distribution equipment.
  • Study and understand electrical schematics.
  • Assist in performing and interpreting power calculations, power factor, insulation tests and positive relay tests as required.
  • Perform daily inspections and maintenance on electrical equipment.
The top respondents for the job title Electrician are from the companies Ford Motor Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and James Hardie Building Products Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at General Motors Corporation where the average pay is $34.21. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ford Motor Company, earning around $34.03. Electric Co. pays the lowest at around $16.00. Georgia-Pacific Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.99.

Electrician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Electrician

Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Residential, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Commercial.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrician

An entry-level Electrician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.65 based on 62 salaries. An early career Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.56 based on 379 salaries. A mid-career Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.07 based on 465 salaries. An experienced Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.96 based on 636 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Electrician in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 30.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (20.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.5% less) and Houston, Texas (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,023 survey responses.
Entry Level
Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career