An Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $67,807 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 Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Engineering Design.
Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,948 - $93,219
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MEDIAN: $67,806
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Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$12.61 - $48.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,948 - $93,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,975  
Profit Sharing
$1,921 - $7,096  
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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$47,048 - $98,933  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $48.83  
   
Overtime
$19.29 - $54.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,921 - $7,096  
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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$47,048 - $98,933  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 578
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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
Boston
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Houston
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Raleigh
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Atlanta
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San Francisco
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Denver
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$69,000
Chicago
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San Diego
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Experience Affects Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Automation Engineer Salaries

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$69,000
Robotics
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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