Robotics Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Robotics Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $80K annually. Overall cash earnings for Robotics Engineers stretch from $50K on the lower end to $125K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $17K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$53,986 - $121,686
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MEDIAN: $79,263
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$14.66 - $43.21
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$0$125K
Salary $53,986 - $121,686
Bonus $99.33 - $15,101
Profit Sharing $204.26 - $10,161
Total Pay (?
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$49,181 - $125,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 232
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $14.66 - $43.21
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $20.13 - $52.15
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $99.33 - $15,101
Profit Sharing $204.26 - $10,161
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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$49,181 - $125,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Robotics Engineer

Robotics engineers are specialized mechanical engineers who are responsible for designing and maintaining robots and their electronic systems. They are employed primarily in the manufacturing industry and work in office environments while developing designs and applications.

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Robotics Engineer Tasks

  • Use knowledge of engineering and technology to research and design the processes needed to operate robots/robotic systems efficiently and reliably.
  • Determine expenses and design calculations related to robot construction.
  • Assist and supervise other engineers/technicians in the building, configuration, and troubleshooting of robots/robotic systems.

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Popular Skills for Robotics Engineer


Robotics Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Matlab, Algorithm Development, and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 33 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Machine Programming, Manufacturing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Engineering Design and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation also typically command lower compensation. C++ Programming Language and Robotics are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Robotics Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Robotics Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Robotics Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Robotics Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Robotics Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 42 salaries. A Robotics Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,204

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

Robotics Engineers will find that Sunnyvale offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 76 percent. Robotics Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+17 percent), Pittsburgh (+17 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 18 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Robotics Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Robotics Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

▲19%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Robotics Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▲49%

Algorithm Development
▲36%

C++
▲15%

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▲15%


Python
▲14%

Machine Learning
▲13%

Robotic Welding
▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$77,000


Engineering Design
▼19%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%
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