Automotive Engineer Salary in the US

$77,860
per year
per month
$6,490
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,300/year
Bonus
$360/month

Automotive Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for an Automotive Engineer is $77,860 per year ($6,490 per month), which is $24,370 (+46%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Automotive Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $50,600. The highest salaries can exceed $110,420.
$50,600
Low
$77,860
Average salary
$110,420
High
$4,220
Low
$6,490
Average salary
$9,200
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$61,000
$121,920
Salary$50,600 - 110,420
Bonus$0 - 11,500
Total Pay$50,600 - 121,920
$0
$5,080
$10,160
Salary$4,220 - 9,200
Bonus$0 - 960
Total Pay$4,220 - 10,160

Automotive Engineer Salary Range

Low
$50,600
Average salary
$77,860
Senior
$89,620
High
$110,420
Low
$4,220
Average salary
$6,490
Senior
$7,470
High
$9,200
Among Automotive Engineers in the US, Entry Automotive Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while Automotive Quality Engineers and Automotive Mechanical Engineer enjoy the highest salaries.

Automotive Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Automotive Mechanical Engineer$90K/year
+16% 
Automotive Quality Engineer$88K/year
+13% 
Automotive Test Engineer$87K/year
+12% 
Entry Automotive Engineer$58K/year
 -25%

Automotive Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Automotive Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $58,460 per year. A mid level Automotive Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $73,590, while a Senior Automotive Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $86,850. Automotive Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $96,320 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Automotive Engineer

Late Career▲ +24%
Senior▲ +12%
Average Salary$77,860/year
Mid Level▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -25%

Gender Breakdown

Female
10%
Male
90%

Automotive Engineer - Jobs by Location

Automotive Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Automotive 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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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Automotive Engineer

How much does an Automotive Engineer make in the US?
An Automotive Engineer in the US earns an average of $77,860 gross per year, which is about $6,490 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Automotive Engineer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Automotive Engineer in the US?
The starting salary of an Automotive Engineer in the US is around $50,600 gross per year. Entry Automotive Engineers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Automotive Engineer in the US?
The highest salary of an Automotive Engineer in the US can reach and exceed $110,420 gross per year. Automotive Quality Engineers and Automotive Mechanical Engineer usually have the highest salaries.
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