Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Automation Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $64K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Automation Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $50K and $88K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $7K, respectively. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Entry-Level Automation Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,515 - $83,462
(Median)
$51K
$64K
$83K
MEDIAN: $64,418
10%
50%
90%

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$17.33 - $37.21
(Median)
$17
$26
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$50,515 - $83,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,010  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,586  
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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$50,195 - $88,178  
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
$17.33 - $37.21  
   
Overtime
$25.50 - $46.29  
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 - $8,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,586  
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).
)
$50,195 - $88,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 18%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
0%

National Average
$65,000

Robotics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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