Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Automation Engineers sits in the ballpark of $67K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Automation Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $91K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $9K, respectively. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,354 - $85,520
(Median)
$50K
$67K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,637
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90%

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$19.87 - $37.79
(Median)
$20
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$50,354 - $85,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,200  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,730  
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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$50,662 - $90,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $37.79  
   
Overtime
$25.71 - $51.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,730  
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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$50,662 - $90,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Skills That Affect Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 21%

SCADA
up arrow 4%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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AutoCAD Electrical
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$67,000

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

AutoCAD
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Robotics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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