Average Early-Career Instrument and Electrical Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Hourly Pay

$28.12
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$2,061
Bonus
$2,948
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Instrument and Electrical Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $28.12.
10%
$18.42
10%
$28.12
50%
$36.76
90%
90%
MEDIAN $28.12
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $37
Bonus
$1,164 - $7,213
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,948
Total Pay
$38,770 - $88,517

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Job Description for Instrument and Electrical Technician

Instrument and Electrical Technician Tasks
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and resolve problems with electrical circuits and their connected components.
  • Document maintenance and installations.
  • Configure, install, and test new equipment.

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Popular Skills for Instrument and Electrical Technician

Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting and Instrument Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting and Plant Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Instrument and Electrical Technician

A mid-career Instrument and Electrical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $31.22 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Instrument and Electrical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.96 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 171 survey responses.
Mid Career
31.0%
Experienced
38.6%
Late Career
30.4%