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Average Process Automation Engineer Salary

$81,820
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,798
Bonus
$3,949
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The average salary for a Process Automation Engineer is $81,820.
10%
$62k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$107k
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What Do Process Automation Engineers Do?

Process Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Create and program automation processes to optimize goal setting, estimation, scheduling, option identification, etc.
  • Document processes and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to determine initial criteria as well as options for potential project shifts.
  • Identify scope and impact chain to develop implementation plans.

Job Satisfaction for Process Automation Engineer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Process Automation Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Process Automation Engineer are from the companies Dow Chemical Co, Endress+Hauser Mangement AG and Olin Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Olin Corporation where the average pay is $94,040. Endress+Hauser Mangement AG pays the lowest at around $86,500.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Process Automation Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Process Automation Engineers?

An entry-level Process Automation Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,045 based on 13 salaries. An early career Process Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,765 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Process Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,045 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Process Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,706 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,736.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Process Automation Engineer in their job title in Freeport, Texas earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (5.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 116 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.2%
Early Career
48.3%
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
12.1%
Late Career
4.3%

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