Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salary

The average Entry-Level Automation Engineer earns approximately $64K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Automation Engineers can bottom out near $50K or peak near $89K depending on individual performance. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Automation Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,259 - $83,720

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$17.75 - $37.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$50,259 - $83,720  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,224  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,674  
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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$50,398 - $88,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $37.42  
   
Overtime
$26.07 - $46.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,224  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,674  
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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$50,398 - $88,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 17%

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 1%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
0%

AutoCAD
0%

National Average
$65,000

Robotics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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