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Senior Automation Engineer Salary (United States)

A Senior Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $88,661 per year. A skill in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Automation Engineer Salary (?
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$69,203 - $114,720
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MEDIAN: $88,661
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Senior Automation Engineer Salary (?
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$24.09 - $60.76
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,203 - $114,720  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,107  
Profit Sharing
$2,543 - $9,000  
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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$70,081 - $123,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.09 - $60.76  
   
Overtime
$35.23 - $63.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,543 - $9,000  
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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$70,081 - $123,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Senior Automation Engineer

Senior automation engineers are responsible for utilizing engineering methods to automate processes and infrastructure. They stabilize testing processes, troubleshoot equipment, design effective systems that interact with client-side functionality, and test plans for large-scale projects. Additionally, senior automation engineers assist with creating engineering documentation and tracking performance metrics, as well as develop effective end-to-end testing phases. In all tasks, these engineers must ensure compliance with industry regulations and company procedures.
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Senior Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to test and improve efficiency of systems.
  • Lead automation projects and changes, including daily operations and quality control.
  • Program, write, and verify automated testing tools.
  • Analyze systems and design and evaluate automation scripts and systems.

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Experience Affects Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$94,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 12%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$94,000
Test Automation
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%