Senior Automation Engineer Salary

Senior Automation Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $97K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $29K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Automation Engineers can bottom out near $74K or peak near $133K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Senior Automation Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,737 - $122,890
$73K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,284
10%
50%
90%

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$32.67 - $73.70
$33
$51
$74
MEDIAN: $50.98
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$0$132K
Salary $72,737 - $122,890
Bonus $1,961 - $15,025
Profit Sharing $970 - $28,782
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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$73,447 - $132,447
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 229
Hourly Data $0$81
Hourly Rate $32.67 - $73.70
Overtime $25.53 - $81.23
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $1,961 - $15,025
Profit Sharing $970 - $28,782
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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$73,447 - $132,447
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Job Description for Senior Automation Engineer

Senior automation engineers are responsible for utilizing engineering methods to automate processes and infrastructure. They stabilize testing processes, troubleshoot equipment, design effective systems that interact with client-side functionality, and test plans for large-scale projects. Additionally, senior automation engineers assist with creating engineering documentation and tracking performance metrics, as well as develop effective end-to-end testing phases. In all tasks, these engineers must ensure compliance with industry regulations and company procedures.

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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


Senior Automation Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Junit, JavaScript, Java, and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Software Development. Most people skilled in Human-Machine Interface are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Automation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Automation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Automation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Automation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Senior Automation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 110 salaries. A Senior Automation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,314

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

Senior Automation Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Senior Automation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+31 percent), Houston (+24 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Senior Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$100,000

▼9%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Automation Engineer Salaries

Junit
▲16%

JavaScript
▲13%

▲11%

Automation Scripting
▲11%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲11%



National Average
$100,000

Project Management
▼1%




Software Development
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%