Average Automation Engineer Salary

$76,020
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,866
Bonus
$2,978
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The average salary for an Automation Engineer is $76,020.
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$56k
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$76k
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$103k
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What Do Automation Engineers Do?

Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Develop, deploy, and manage automation at production facilities.
  • Resolve supply chain, software, and warranty issues.
  • Manage operational activities and partnerships to ensure secure supply chain.

Job Satisfaction for Automation Engineer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Automation Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Automation Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, JW Speaker and Schlumberger. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $90,397. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Genentech, Inc. and Schlumberger, earning around $86,443 and $80,159, respectively. Eli Lilly and Company pays the lowest at around $64,500. Magna International and JW Speaker also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,500 and $66,500, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Automation Engineers?

Skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, Test Automation and Human-Machine Interface (HMI).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Automation Engineers?

An entry-level Automation Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,232 based on 178 salaries. An early career Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,220 based on 1,083 salaries. A mid-career Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,041 based on 553 salaries. An experienced Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,659 based on 326 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,764.
Employees with Automation Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (13.7% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,308 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.7%
Early Career
46.9%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
14.1%
Late Career
7.3%