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Automation Engineer Salary

An Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $71,336 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 Automation Scripting, Selenium Automated Test Tool, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS).
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$51,558 - $100,375
(Median)
$52K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,336
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90%

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$19.55 - $50.21
(Median)
$20
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $28.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,558 - $100,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,779  
Profit Sharing
$780 - $8,109  
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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$50,431 - $105,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 674
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.55 - $50.21  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $53.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,779  
   
Profit Sharing
$780 - $8,109  
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).
)
$50,431 - $105,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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

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Experience Affects Automation Engineer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Automation Engineer Salaries

Automation Scripting
up arrow 26%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 16%




Java
up arrow 5%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
0%

National Average
$72,000

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

Robotics
up arrow 1%

SCADA
up arrow 7%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%