Automation Engineer salary in United States

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

3.3k salaries reported, updated at October 19, 2021
per year

The average salary for a automation engineer is $88,642 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

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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 $88,642 per year.

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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%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsGCIH+50.00%salary
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Information tooltip for top fields of study.Top fields of studyComputer Science Degree+9.70%salary
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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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