Senior Automation Engineer Salary

Senior Automation Engineers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $96K per year on average. In the world of Senior Automation Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $29K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $72K and $133K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Senior Automation Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,509 - $125,096
$71K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,427
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50%
90%

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$32.55 - $66.51
$33
$56
$67
MEDIAN: $55.91
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,509 - $125,096  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $14,980  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,363  
Total Pay (?
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$72,020 - $132,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Hourly Rate
$32.55 - $66.51  
   
Overtime
$40.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,532 - $14,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $29,363  
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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$72,020 - $132,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

  • Program, write, and verify automated testing tools.
  • Analyze systems and design and evaluate automation scripts and systems.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to test and improve efficiency of systems.
  • Lead automation projects and changes, including daily operations and quality control.

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Popular Skills for Senior Automation Engineer


Senior Automation Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Junit, JavaScript, Java, and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Software Development. Those proficient in Human-Machine Interface are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Automation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Automation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Automation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Automation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Senior Automation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 110 salaries. A Senior Automation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,041

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

For Senior Automation Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Automation Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+32 percent), Houston (+25 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Senior Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲6%

National Average
$100,000

▼9%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

Junit
▲16%

JavaScript
▲14%

▲12%

Automation Scripting
▲11%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲11%



Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$100,000




Software Development
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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