Control / Automation Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

For Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills, yearly average wages total $81K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills can bottom out near $54K or peak near $116K depending on individual performance. The majority of Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. 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.


Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $68K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $81K. Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

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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
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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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