Robotics Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Robotics Engineers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $81K annually. Cash earnings for Robotics Engineers — which occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $50K to approximately $126K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Robotics Engineers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,502 - $122,172
$55K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,777
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$14.72 - $44.39
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$0$125K
Salary $54,502 - $122,172
Bonus $968 - $17,408
Profit Sharing $676 - $10,068
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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$49,707 - $125,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 218
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.72 - $44.39
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $22.00 - $46.15
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $968 - $17,408
Profit Sharing $676 - $10,068
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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$49,707 - $125,784
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

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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 report using a large range of 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 44 percent, 31 percent, and 11 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. Those with knowledge of C++ Programming Language tend to be skilled in Robotics as well.

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: $80,123

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Robotics Engineers, Sunnyvale offers exceptional salaries, 73 percent above the national average. Robotics Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), Pittsburgh (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston. Employers also pay below the national average in Detroit (17 percent lower) and Boston (1 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Robotics Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Robotics Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$80,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Robotics Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▲44%

Algorithm Development
▲31%

C++
▲11%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▲11%


Machine Learning
▲9%

Python
▲9%

Robotic Welding
▼0%

National Average
$80,000

▼3%


Engineering Design
▼22%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 12%
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