Robotics Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Robotics Engineers earn an average of $80K per year. Cash earnings for Robotics Engineers — including $15K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $122K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Robotics Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$53,897 - $118,809
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$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,997
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$16.00 - $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,897 - $118,809  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$692 - $10,113  
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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$50,478 - $122,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $41.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$21.77 - $48.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.67 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$692 - $10,113  
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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$50,478 - $122,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Robotics Engineer

Robotics engineers are specialized mechanical engineers who are responsible for designing and maintaining robots and their electronic systems. They are employed primarily in the manufacturing industry and work in office environments while developing designs and applications.

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Robotics Engineer Tasks

  • Use knowledge of engineering and technology to research and design the processes needed to operate robots/robotic systems efficiently and reliably.
  • Determine expenses and design calculations related to robot construction.
  • Assist and supervise other engineers/technicians in the building, configuration, and troubleshooting of robots/robotic systems.

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Popular Skills for Robotics Engineer


Robotics Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Matlab, Algorithm Development, and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 33 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Machine Programming, Manufacturing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Engineering Design and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation also typically command lower compensation. Employees educated in C++ Programming Language are typically practiced in Robotics, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Robotics Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Robotics Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Robotics Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Robotics Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Robotics Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 42 salaries. A Robotics Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,154

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Sunnyvale offers some of the highest pay in the country for Robotics Engineers, 76 percent above the national average. Robotics Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+17 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 18 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston.

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Key Stats for Robotics Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Robotics Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
$79,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Robotics Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▲45%

Algorithm Development
▲33%

C++
▲12%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▲12%


Python
▲11%

Machine Learning
▲10%

Robotic Welding
▲1%

National Average
$79,000

▼2%


Engineering Design
▼21%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 12%