Average Automation Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Automation Engineer is $74,821.
MEDIAN $74,821
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$55k - $102k
$523 - $10k
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$521 - $12k
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$54k - $107k

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Job Description for Automation Engineer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Automation Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company and Genentech, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Pfizer, Inc. where the average pay is $90,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Intel Corporation and Genentech, Inc., earning around $90,000 and $86,443, respectively. Magna International pays the lowest at around $65,500. Eli Lilly and Company and The RoviSys Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,875 and $74,950, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Automation Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Automation Engineer

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 $62,775 based on 433 salaries. An early career Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,805 based on 1,145 salaries. A mid-career Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,353 based on 632 salaries. An experienced Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,617 based on 396 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,819.
Employees with Automation Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (6.6% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (12.1% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.1% less).

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