Senior Automation Engineer Salary

Senior Automation Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $97K) surpassing six figures annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $29K, overall incomes of Senior Automation Engineers spread between $74K and $133K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Senior Automation Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$72,534 - $124,724
$73K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,611
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50%
90%

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$33.57 - $73.70
$34
$56
$74
MEDIAN: $55.82
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$0$133K
Salary $72,534 - $124,724
Bonus $1,454 - $14,633
Profit Sharing $500 - $28,966
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$73,630 - $133,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 220
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $33.57 - $73.70
Overtime $39.79
Annual Data $0$133K
Bonus $1,454 - $14,633
Profit Sharing $500 - $28,966
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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$73,630 - $133,194
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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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 large range 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 11 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Development. The majority of those who know Human-Machine Interface also know 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: $100,646

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Automation Engineers, 32 percent above the national average. Senior Automation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+32 percent), Houston (+24 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents 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 28 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$101,000

▼9%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

Junit
▲15%

JavaScript
▲13%

▲11%

Automation Scripting
▲11%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲10%



National Average
$101,000

Project Management
▼1%




Software Development
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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