Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Automation Engineers can expect to earn an average of $63K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Automation Engineers stretch from $50K on the lower end to $87K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Most Entry-Level Automation Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,978 - $82,581
(Median)
$50K
$63K
$83K
MEDIAN: $63,055
10%
50%
90%

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$17.18 - $37.31
(Median)
$17
$26
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,978 - $82,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,940  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,721  
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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$49,731 - $86,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.18 - $37.31  
   
Overtime
$25.26 - $45.51  
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 - $7,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,721  
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).
)
$49,731 - $86,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 17%

Engineering Design
up arrow 12%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 3%

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

National Average
$64,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Robotics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%