Average Senior Automation Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Automation Engineer is $98,282.
MEDIAN $98,282
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$75k - $130k
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$511 - $28k
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$75k - $139k

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Job Description for Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Program, write, and verify automated testing tools.
  • Analyze systems and design and evaluate automation scripts and systems.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to test and improve efficiency of systems.
  • Lead automation projects and changes, including daily operations and quality control.

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Popular Skills for Senior Automation Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Automation Engineer

An early career Senior Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,085 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Senior Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,921 based on 186 salaries. An experienced Senior Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,188 based on 209 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,041.
Employees with Senior Automation Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 11.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (5.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (13.5% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.3% less).

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