Average Automation Engineer Salary in South Africa

R397,627
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R34,408
Bonus
R12,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Automation Engineer in South Africa is R397,627.
10%
R196k
MEDIAN
R398k
90%
R814k
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Salary
R196k - R814k
Bonus
R11k - R84k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R13k
Total Pay
R167k - R845k

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Job Description for Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Develop, deploy, and manage automation at production facilities.
  • Resolve supply chain, software, and warranty issues.
  • Manage operational activities and partnerships to ensure secure supply chain.

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Popular Skills for Automation Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Automation Engineer

An early career Automation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R355,021 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Automation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R510,482 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Automation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R631,595 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R825,043.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 121 survey responses.
Early Career
55.4%
Mid Career
21.5%
Experienced
19.0%
Late Career
4.1%

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