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Automation engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $97,519
Low $70,541
High $134,816
Cash bonus
$6,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a automation engineer is $97,519 per year in the United States and $6,000 cash bonus per year.5.4k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2023

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Top companies for Automation Engineers in United States

  1. iLocatum
    6 reviews32 salaries reported
    $100,278per year
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Highest paying cities for Automation Engineers near United States

  1. Arlington, VA
    $108,514 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $103,598 per year
    34 salaries reported
  3. Boston, MA
    $101,001 per year
    27 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $98,678 per year
    99 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $98,003 per year
    65 salaries reported
  3. Devens, MA
    $96,679 per year
    39 salaries reported
  1. San Francisco, CA
    $79,618 per year
    35 salaries reported
  2. Fort Worth, TX
    $77,965 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $75,901 per year
    59 salaries reported
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Where can an Automation Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Automation Engineers

Most recommended skill

Ansible(earn +34.52% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 29.00% since 2018. Automation Engineers with this skill earn +34.52% more than the average base salary, which is $97,519 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20124increase by 4
201328increase by 600.00%
2014350increase by 1150.00%
20151257increase by 259.14%
20162836increase by 125.62%
20172680decrease by 5.50%
20183465increase by 29.29%
20194470increase by 29.00%

Top companies hiring Automation Engineers with the recommended skill

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Top certifications
Top fields of study
Computer Science Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Automation Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 251 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Software Test Engineer

Job openings

Average $103,045 per year

Quality Assurance Engineer

Job openings

Average $59,004 per year

Quality Assurance Analyst

Job openings

Average $25.84 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Automation Engineer

As an automation engineer how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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