Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Automation Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. Total incomes of Entry-Level Automation Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $14K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $47K and $88K. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Automation Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,010 - $85,205
$49K
$67K
$85K
MEDIAN: $67,242
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$18.52 - $35.75
$19
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $25.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$49,010 - $85,205  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $14,426  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,813  
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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$46,820 - $87,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.52 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$29.58 - $53.44  
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
$484.79 - $14,426  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,813  
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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$46,820 - $87,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Control / Automation Engineer Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Control / Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲23%

Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
▲8%

Robotics
▲5%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
▲3%

AutoCAD Electrical
▲3%

SCADA
▲2%

National Average
$67,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼1%

AutoCAD
▼1%

Engineering Design
▼2%

autodesk autocad
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 4%