Entry-Level Automotive Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Automotive Engineers can expect to earn an average of $62K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Automotive Engineers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Entry-Level Automotive Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,571 - $80,015
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$80K
MEDIAN: $61,524
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90%

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$9.86 - $45.25
(Median)
$9
$20
$45
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,571 - $80,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,973  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,920  
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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$34,507 - $82,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $45.25  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $46.60  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,920  
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).
)
$34,507 - $82,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Automotive Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$62,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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