Average Salary for Rockwell Automation, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Milwaukee, Wisc., Rockwell Automation, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Engineering Project Manager to Senior Software Engineer. Employees at Rockwell Automation, Inc. make $79K annually on average. At Rockwell Automation, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Rockwell Automation, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Project Manager, Engineering (7)
$56,867 - $156,277  
[-]Project Manager, Engineering (7)
Salary$59,869 - $145,890  
Bonus$1,523 - $17,541  
Total Pay$56,867 - $156,277  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
$67,856 - $135,146  
[+]Senior Software Engineer (6)
Salary$68,779 - $120,460  
Bonus$868 - $11,839  
Total Pay$67,856 - $135,146  
[+]Sales Engineer (5)
$52,346 - $130,312  
[+]Sales Engineer (5)
Salary$46,490 - $108,141  
Commission$7,565 - $61,534  
Total Pay$52,346 - $130,312  
[+]Project Engineer (5)
$60,849 - $143,185  
[+]Project Engineer (5)
Salary$63,431 - $134,285  
Bonus$1,147 - $27,663  
Total Pay$60,849 - $143,185  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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About This Company

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204


Rockwell Automation

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Business Development Managers, Project Engineers, Engineering Project Managers, and Senior Software Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $122K, the other salaries come in at $106K, around $100K, and $100K, respectively. Earning only approximately $66K, Industrial Engineers make less than most people in the company.


Median pay is highest in Houston (about $113K per year), followed by Cleveland ($93K), Mayfield Heights ($82K), and the company's headquarter city of Milwaukee ($75K). High paychecks are not found in Chicago; in fact, at about $68K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is around $115K annually.

Years of Experience

Average pay is typically approximately $79K for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically around $65K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Rockwell Automation, Inc. employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn about $97K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks ($102K) than those without credentials. Earning an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $93K annually. Rockwell Automation, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration-holders the most at approximately $98K per year.


When it comes to skills, Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $96K. One of the more prevalent skills at Rockwell Automation, Inc. is Project Management, with just under a fifth considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and C++.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of workers receiving paid vacation and one in four workers receiving sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Rockwell Automation, Inc., a solid majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Rockwell Automation, Inc.


25 %
75 %
$43,500 - $83,451
$58,048 - $106,918
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

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