A Senior Automation Engineer earns an average salary of $87,048 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 Total Pay (?
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$67,704 - $114,584
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MEDIAN: $87,047
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Senior Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$25.34 - $60.04
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,704 - $114,584  
   
Bonus
$-0.47 - $15,241  
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $6,666  
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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$69,007 - $120,826  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.34 - $60.04  
   
Overtime
$32.09 - $60.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.47 - $15,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $6,666  
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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$69,007 - $120,826  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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
$92,000

Skills That Affect Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$92,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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