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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 $97,606
Low $71,649
High $132,967
Cash bonus
$6,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a automation engineer is $97,606 per year in the United States and $6,000 cash bonus per year.5.5k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Top companies for Automation Engineers in United States

  1. Infostretch Corporation
    23 reviews7 salaries reported
    $127,162per year
  2. $105,484per year
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Highest paying cities for Automation Engineers near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $139,281 per year
    27 salaries reported
  2. Boston, MA
    $116,977 per year
    30 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $110,564 per year
    28 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $107,937 per year
    71 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $105,168 per year
    71 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $100,581 per year
    56 salaries reported
  1. Irving, TX
    $97,773 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $97,666 per year
    58 salaries reported
  3. Columbus, OH
    $94,891 per year
    23 salaries reported
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Where can an Automation Engineer earn more?

Compare salaries for Automation Engineers in different locations
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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 $97,606 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

Ziply Fiber
Alpha Net Consulting LLC
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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?

Quality Assurance Engineer

15,193 job openings

Average $83,494 per year

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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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