The average salary for an Automation Engineer is $72,924 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$53,361 - $99,526
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MEDIAN: $72,923
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$19.47 - $46.14
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,361 - $99,526  
   
Bonus
$742 - $10,217  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $11,776  
Total Pay (?
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$52,277 - $104,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 961
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.47 - $46.14  
   
Overtime
$26.11 - $59.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$742 - $10,217  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $11,776  
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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$52,277 - $104,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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Job Description for Automation Engineer

Automation engineers are in charge of creating an effective production workflow in their organization. They implement complex electrical and mechanical installation support to ensure efficient equipment output and strict compliance with safety regulations. In addition, they handle daily technical support requests for improving special machinery functioning. As they are also responsible of planning and executing company initiatives, they should know the assembly process for different industry machinery. Most automation engineers handle workers' training in the use of manufacturing equipment. They must have current and advanced knowledge of different programming language syntax to deal with automated machinery issues.

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Automation Engineer Tasks

  • Develop, deploy, and manage automation at production facilities.
  • Resolve supply chain, software, and warranty issues.
  • Manage operational activities and partnerships to ensure secure supply chain.

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Pay by Experience Level for Automation Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,125

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Key Stats for Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Automation Engineer Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Automation Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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