Automation engineer

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How much does an Automation Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary
3k salaries reported, updated at Aug 04, 2020
per year
The average salary for a automation engineer with 2 to 3 years of experience, Bachelor Degree, and 3 selected qualifications is $89,668 per year in the United States and $4,600 cash bonus per year.
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Most common benefits
  • Commuter assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-site gym
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for automation engineers

Most recommended certification


earn +50.00% more

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 33.33% since 2018. Automation Engineers with this certification earn +50.00% more than the average base salary, which is $89,668 per year.

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Most common benefits for Automation Engineers

  • Commuter assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-site gym
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Health savings account
  • Gym membership
  • Stock options
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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64% of Automation engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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