$65,380
Avg. Salary
$29.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,876

Bonus

$1,936

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician is $29.25 per hour.

The average pay for an Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician is $65,380 per year.

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$19.48
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$29.25
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$41.07
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MEDIAN $29.25
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MEDIAN $65,380
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$0$97K
Salary $44,603 - $94,661
Bonus $45.00 - $9,217
Profit Sharing $29.09 - $8,159
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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$43,141 - $97,467
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 311
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $19.48 - $41.07
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $28.83 - $63.61
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $45.00 - $9,217
Profit Sharing $29.09 - $8,159
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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$43,141 - $97,467
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 783

Job Description

An instrumentation and controls (I&C) technician generally works at a manufacturing plant and is in charge of repairing and maintaining the instrumentation, robotic controllers, other equipment, and sensory readouts. The I&C technician works to ensure that manufacturing devices - which are often remotely controlled - work efficiently and in a manner that ensures maximum safety for all workers. Much of the I&C technician’s job is spent performing diagnostics, assessing equipment for any malfunctions or sluggishness. The technician is expected to identify and repair instrumentation systems that fall under their responsibility as necessary. Additionally, many manufacturing plants report data for efficiency and environmental data, and the I&C technician must ensure that the data recorded by instrumentation is accurate.

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Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician Tasks
  • Calibrate sensors and analyzers and configure logic in control systems.
  • Give technical guidance and assistance to less experienced personnel.
  • Use computerized systems to enter and retrieve data.
  • Troubleshoot plant equipment and systems.

Common Career Paths


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Instrumentation & Controls Technicians may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Controls Engineer. Controls Engineers on average make about as much as Instrumentation & Controls Technicians do.

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Popular Skills


Typical Instrumentation & Controls Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Distributed Control Systems, Instrument Control, Systems Troubleshooting, and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Most people experienced in Instrument Control also know Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 176 salaries. An Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 117 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

8%

-2%

-14%

-15%

National Average: $66,477

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

For Instrumentation & Controls Technicians, busy St. Louis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Instrumentation & Controls Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Austin (+7 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (16 percent lower) and Boston (15 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician?

Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician in Jersey Shore:
"Not great."
Pros: the people are great and the schedule is nice to have more days off
Cons: the bureaucracy and distribution of power has people implementing plans that are convoluted and make it hard to effectively do your job

Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician in Appleton:
"Ok."
Pros: Nice community
Cons: Hey 41

Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician in Chicago:
"I & E."
Pros: There are plenty of activities outside of work like theater, sports, museums, parks, concerts, etc.
Cons: The bad in Chicago include the traffic, the weather (unpredictable seasons) and costs associated with living near Chicago.

Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician in Florida:
"Power Plants."
Fond a job at a.power plant. The work is steady and secure.

Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Technician in Memphis:
"Very Demanding!"
Pros: Always a new task.
Cons: The laziness of others.

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Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$66,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%