A Principal Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $119,262 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$91,009 - $138,836
(Median)
$91K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $119,261
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Salary
$91,009 - $138,836  
   
Bonus
$3,064 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$7,320  
Total Pay (?
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$94,758 - $152,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Experience Affects Principal Automation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$128,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Skills That Affect Principal Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$128,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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