Earnings for Mid-Career Automation Engineers come in at around $80K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Automation Engineers range from $59K on the low end to $108K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $11K and $13K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Mid-Career Automation Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$59,996 - $101,943
$60K
$80K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,660
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$20.53 - $46.00
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MEDIAN: $30.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,996 - $101,943  
   
Bonus
$965 - $10,970  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $12,521  
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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$59,130 - $107,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.53 - $46.00  
   
Overtime
$25.34 - $52.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$965 - $10,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $12,521  
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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$59,130 - $107,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Key Stats for Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
080
5-9 years
80%
10-19 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Automation Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 16%

Python
up arrow 11%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 10%

SQL
up arrow 7%

SCADA
up arrow 6%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 3%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 2%

Automation Scripting
0%

Test Automation
0%

National Average
$81,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

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

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 4%

Robotics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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