Control / Automation Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills can expect wages of $81K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills bottoms out near $54K and approaches $116K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Most Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,028 - $113,854
(Median)
$53K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,947
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$24.36 - $50.68
(Median)
$24
$30
$51
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,028 - $113,854  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $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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$53,858 - $116,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.36 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$25.69 - $55.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $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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$53,858 - $116,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $68K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $81K. For Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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