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Automation Engineer Salary (United States)

An Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $70,288 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 Selenium Automated Test Tool, Automation Scripting, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Test Automation, and Engineering Design.
Automation Engineer Salary (?
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$50,205 - $99,229
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MEDIAN: $70,287
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Automation Engineer Salary (?
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$18.89 - $47.11
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,205 - $99,229  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,776  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $7,946  
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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$48,644 - $104,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 558
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.89 - $47.11  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $55.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,776  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $7,946  
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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$48,644 - $104,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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

Houston
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Minneapolis
up arrow 24%
Boston
up arrow 20%
Seattle
up arrow 18%
Denver
up arrow 18%
Raleigh
up arrow 16%
Chicago
up arrow 16%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 16%
San Francisco
up arrow 10%
New Orleans
up arrow 9%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
New York
up arrow 8%
National Average
$71,000
San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Austin
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Experience Affects Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Automation Engineer Salaries

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 23%
Automation Scripting
up arrow 19%
Java
up arrow 9%
Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 2%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%
Robotics
0%
National Average
$71,000
Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%