The national average salary for Automotive Engineers with Engineering Design skills is $78K per year; by contrast, very senior professionals enjoy a significantly higher average pay rate, around $104K. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $72K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $83K. Automotive Engineers with Engineering Design skills see a median salary of $99K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $104K on average.

$51,651 - $101,942
(Median)
$52K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,596
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90%

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$18.88 - $51.92
(Median)
$19
$30
$52
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,651 - $101,942  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $10,304  
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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$53,107 - $111,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$18.88 - $51.92  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $197.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$102.13 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $10,304  
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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$53,107 - $111,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Those at FCA Corp can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $91K.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Automotive Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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