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

3.1k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2021
$88,449
per year

The average salary for a automation engineer is $88,449 per year in the United States and $4,600 cash bonus per year.

Cash bonus
$4,600
per year

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 skill

Ansible

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 $88,449 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%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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GCIH
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Build Automation
+30.31%
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Databases
+27.28%
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Encryption
+42.80%
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OS Kernels
+45.50%
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+49.55%
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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

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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