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 $82K annually. Total incomes of Robotics Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $51K and $120K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Robotics Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$54,099 - $119,232
(Median)
$54K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,591
10%
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90%

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$15.10 - $39.73
(Median)
$15
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,099 - $119,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $10,213  
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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$51,268 - $120,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $39.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$28.00 - $57.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $10,213  
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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$51,268 - $120,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Robotics Engineer


Survey results imply that Robotics Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Matlab, Algorithm Development, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 27 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Machine Programming, Manufacturing and Engineering Design as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Employees educated in C++ Programming Language are typically practiced in Robotics, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Robotics Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $79K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $93K. On average, Robotics Engineers make $89K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $100K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Robotics Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%


Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Robotics Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 39%

Algorithm Development
up arrow 27%

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 8%

C++
up arrow 7%

Machine Learning
up arrow 6%

Python
up arrow 6%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 5%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$83,000

Robotics
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 25%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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