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

$31.02
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$2,983
Bonus
$2,700
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The average hourly pay for an Instrument and Electrical Technician with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $31.02.
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$21.04
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$31.02
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$41.19
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MEDIAN $31.02
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$21 - $41
Bonus
$1,216 - $10,850
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4,913
Total Pay
$49,874 - $94,553

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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 Systems Troubleshooting and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plant Maintenance, Electronic Troubleshooting and Instrument Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Instrument and Electrical Technician

An early career Instrument and Electrical Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.06 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Instrument and Electrical Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.12 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Instrument and Electrical Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.55 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 214 survey responses.
Early Career
22.0%
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
30.8%
Late Career
23.4%