An Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $72,838 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Python and SQL.
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$52,917 - $100,595
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MEDIAN: $72,838
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$20.14 - $48.89
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,917 - $100,595  
   
Bonus
$960 - $10,280  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $10,119  
Total Pay (?
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$52,671 - $105,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 910
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.14 - $48.89  
   
Overtime
$27.43 - $59.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$960 - $10,280  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $10,119  
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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$52,671 - $105,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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

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

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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: $74,195

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Experience Affects Automation Engineer Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Automation Engineer Salaries

up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 10%


Automation Scripting
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SCADA
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Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 4%

Test Automation
up arrow 1%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
0%

National Average
$74,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 4%


C#
up arrow 7%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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