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Senior Automation Engineer Salary

The majority of Senior Automation Engineers in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $71K to $128K per year, and the median is $89K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Automation Engineers — which occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $71K to approximately $128K. Men account for the majority of Senior Automation Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$70,066 - $116,609
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MEDIAN: $88,848
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$24.24 - $61.08
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,066 - $116,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,162  
Profit Sharing
$2,553 - $8,940  
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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$70,753 - $127,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.24 - $61.08  
   
Overtime
$35.23 - $63.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,162  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,553 - $8,940  
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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$70,753 - $127,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Popular Skills for Senior Automation Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Automation Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Distributed Control Systems, Human-Machine Interface, Project Management, and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Test Automation. Most people who know Human-Machine Interface also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Automation Engineer

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


For Senior Automation Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $86K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $87K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $98K in this role. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $104K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Automation Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 12 percent above the national average.

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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 13%



Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$94,000

Test Automation
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%