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Control / Automation Engineer Salary with Engineering Design skills

With slightly less than three-fifths of Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills is $83K per year and can range from $58K on the lower end to $118K per year near the higher end. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$59,301 - $117,745
(Median)
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83K
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120K
MEDIAN: $82,674
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$25.40 - $44.60
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,301 - $117,745  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,452  
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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$58,457 - $118,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.40 - $44.60  
   
Overtime
$26.34 - $53.94  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,452  
   
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).
)
$58,457 - $118,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer with Engineering Design skills

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.

Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer with Engineering Design skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%