Automation Engineer Salary

An Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $72,923 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Automated Testing is associated with high pay for this job.
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$52,181 - $101,479
(Median)
$52K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,922
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$20.25 - $49.54
(Median)
$20
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,181 - $101,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,600  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,204  
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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$51,864 - $106,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 981
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.25 - $49.54  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $58.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,204  
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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$51,864 - $106,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 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: $74,028

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Experience Affects Automation Engineer Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Automation Engineer Salaries

Automated Testing
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Engineering Design
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SQL
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Java
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
0%

National Average
$74,000

Test Automation
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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SCADA
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Robotics
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 14%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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