Average Automotive Engineer Salary

$76,337
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,500
Bonus
$30,000
Commission
$5,819
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The average salary for an Automotive Engineer is $76,337.
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$50k
MEDIAN
$76k
90%
$103k
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Salary
$50k - $103k
Bonus
$103 - $11k
Profit Sharing
$8 - $24k
Commission
$0 - $30k
Total Pay
$48k - $112k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Automotive Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Automotive Engineer are from the companies Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation and FCA Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Ford Motor Company where the average pay is $89,561. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Chrysler Group LLC., earning around $88,000. General Motors Corporation pays the lowest at around $84,150. FCA Corp also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $85,000.

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Popular Skills for Automotive Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Engineer

An entry-level Automotive Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,910 based on 54 salaries. An early career Automotive Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,040 based on 146 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,494 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Automotive Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,438 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,119.
Employees with Automotive Engineer in their job title in Warren, Michigan earn an average of 24.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (6.5% more) and Dearborn, Michigan (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (20.7% less) and Los Angeles, California (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 382 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.1%
Early Career
38.2%
Mid Career
20.9%
Experienced
15.4%
Late Career
11.3%