Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salary

The average Entry-Level Automation Engineer earns approximately $67K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Automation Engineers can bottom out near $51K or peak near $91K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Automation Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,354 - $85,520
(Median)
$50K
$67K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,637
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$19.87 - $37.79
(Median)
$20
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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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Control / Automation Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Control / Automation Engineer in Boston:
"Get a Degree."
I started out as a technician and became a self taught engineer. Thirty years later it is difficult to find an appropriate position without a degree. Hiring managers have become ignorant of the requirements of the positions and hope that a degree will make up for their ignorance. All that does is place unqualified people in roles that will frustrate them. We are losing the abilities that time teaches and no one is capable of noticing.

Control / Automation Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Think ahead."
Have a plan for advancement and map out your course. Never stop learning and always keep high standards. Your skill will distinguish you, so don't get caught up in office politics.

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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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