$74,875
Avg. Salary
$29.87
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,750

Bonus

$5,350

Profit Sharing

$20,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Automotive Engineer is $29.87 per hour.

The average pay for an Automotive Engineer is $74,875 per year.

10%
$15.35
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$29.87
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$49.32
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MEDIAN $29.87
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$49k
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$104k
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MEDIAN $74,875
$48,555 - $104,118
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MEDIAN: $74,875
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$0$114K
Salary $48,555 - $104,118
Bonus $201 - $10,926
Profit Sharing $101 - $15,319
Commission $20,000
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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$44,449 - $114,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 379
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $15.35 - $49.32
Overtime $10.93 - $75.50
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $201 - $10,926
Commission $20,000
Profit Sharing $101 - $15,319
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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$44,449 - $114,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

Job Description for Automotive Engineer

An automotive engineer creates and improves mechanisms and designs within the automotive field. The automotive engineer may work for an original equipment manufacturer or for a company that manufactures cars. Much of the work is done on a computer with CAD software, so proficiency with design software is necessary. However, some of the work is hands-on, such as tests that are carried out to try out new technologies. The automotive engineer will often be tasked with coming up with designs relating to electrical components, electrical circuits, car software, and car bodies.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Automotive Engineer


General Motors Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $105K.

While select Chrysler Group LLC. employees may bring in up to $102K, a median salary of only $79K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Automotive Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Automotive Engineer


Automotive Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Word, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD and autodesk autocad. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Automotive Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 186 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Automotive Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 49 salaries. An Automotive Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,002

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

Home to some of the best pay for Automotive Engineers, Dearborn offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Automotive Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Michigan Center (+21 percent), Auburn Hills (+19 percent), Warren (+19 percent), and Detroit (+10 percent). Automotive Engineers in Kalamazoo earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (19 percent less) and New York (16 percent less).

Automotive Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Automotive Engineer?

Automotive Engineer in Warren:
Pros: Pay.
Cons: Does not utilize most of my education.

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Key Stats for Automotive Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Automotive Engineer Salaries

▲38%

▲23%

▲3%

National Average
$77,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Automotive Engineer Salaries





National Average
$77,000

Microsoft Office
▼2%

▼3%


▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 15%