Automation Engineer Salary in the US

$78,200
per year
per month
$6,520
per month
per year
Bonus
$3,500/year
Profit Sharing
$2,700/year
Bonus
$290/month
Profit Sharing
$230/month

Automation Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for an Automation Engineer is $78,200 per year ($6,520 per month), which is $24,710 (+46%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Automation Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $58,420. The highest salaries can exceed $116,520.
$58,420
Low
$78,200
Average salary
$116,520
High
$4,870
Low
$6,520
Average salary
$9,710
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$71,000
$142,020
Salary$58,420 - 116,520
Bonus$1,200 - 13,000
Profit Sharing$0 - 12,500
Total Pay$59,620 - 142,020
$0
$5,920
$11,830
Salary$4,870 - 9,710
Bonus$100 - 1,080
Profit Sharing$0 - 1,040
Total Pay$4,970 - 11,830

Automation Engineer Salary Range

Low
$58,420
Average salary
$78,200
Senior
$89,690
High
$116,520
Low
$4,870
Average salary
$6,520
Senior
$7,470
High
$9,710
Among Automation Engineers in the US, Entry Level Automation Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while Software Automation Engineers, Cloud Automation Engineers or Senior Automation Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Automation Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Cloud Automation Engineer$91K/year
+16% 
Software Automation Engineer$90K/year
+15% 
Senior Automation Engineer$88K/year
+13% 
QA Automation Engineer$81K/year
+3% 
Process Automation Engineer$77K/year
 -1%
Automation Control Engineer$77K/year
 -2%
Entry Level Automation Engineer$62K/year
 -21%

Automation Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Automation Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $61,540 per year. A mid level Automation Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $72,650, while a Senior Automation Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $90,530. Automation Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $97,375 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Automation Engineer

Late Career▲ +25%
Senior▲ +16%
Average Salary$78,200/year
Mid Level▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -21%

Gender Breakdown

Female
12%
Male
88%

Automation Engineer - Jobs by Location

Automation Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Automation Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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