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Average Senior Automation Engineer Salary

$98,820
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,749
Bonus
$9,250
Commission
$5,048
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The average salary for a Senior Automation Engineer is $98,820.
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$76k
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$99k
90%
$132k
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$76k - $132k
Bonus
$2k - $16k
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$973 - $21k
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$0 - $9k
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$77k - $143k
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What Do Senior Automation Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Automation Engineer

3.9 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Automation Engineers?

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

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

An early career Senior Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,799 based on 52 salaries. A mid-career Senior Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,301 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Senior Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,583 based on 185 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,072.
Employees with Senior Automation Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (8.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.7% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 494 survey responses.
Early Career
10.5%
Mid Career
35.8%
Experienced
37.4%
Late Career
16.2%