Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills can expect wages of $80K annually on average. In the world of Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills, overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $114K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,679 - $106,714
(Median)
$51K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,284
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$20.27 - $143.02
(Median)
$20
$29
$140
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,679 - $106,714  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,944  
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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$51,396 - $114,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $143.02  
   
Overtime
$24.49 - $59.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$493.16 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,944  
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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$51,396 - $114,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $67K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $83K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $91K. Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $92K.

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Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$82,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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