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Automation Engineer Salary

$89,398 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Automation Engineer is $89,398 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Automation Engineer is between $63,298 and $110,773. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Automation Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Designs automated equipment and machinery used to complete otherwise manual processes and tasks.
  • Implements automated tests designed to evaluate integrity of automated systems.
  • Defines areas where introducing automation could improve production and efficiency.
  • Provides technical support in relation to automated systems when necessary.
  • Writes documentation manuals that detail automated processes and document any changes in existing equipment designt or operation.
Automation Engineer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Mechanical Engineers

Job family population: 291,290

Estimated population of Automation Engineer jobs: 21,427

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Automation Engineer Job Listings for United States

Test Automation Engineer
Jun 13
Huntsville, AL, USA
Bay Systems
Test Automation Engineer Location: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center - Huntsville, AL. Full-Time Role / Rate Depends on Experience Position Summary: The Enterprise Applications Service Technologies ...
QA Automation Engineer
Jun 11
Lehi, UT, USA
Job Description QA Automation Engineer OneXperience is searching for a dynamic and creative QA Automation Engineer who has the skill, knowledge and experience to help shape our industry-leading ...
Mechanical Engineer/ Automation Drafter
Jun 12
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Richmar Associates Inc.
The Mechanical Engineer/Automation Drafter is responsible for the design, development, documentation and production launch of complex, high speed assembly equipment. This equipment will be used in ...
QA Automation Engineer
Jun 14
Agoura Hills, CA, USA
Ultimate Staffing
Execute automation testing including tests using open source tools . * Prepare test reports and log defects. * Work with the engineering and business teams to isolate and verify product defects.
QA Automation Engineer
May 31
Denver, CO, USA
CAPGlobal, Inc.
CAP Global is looking for an outstanding senior-level QA Automation Engineer in Denver, CO to work for one of the largest U.S. communications providers to global enterprise customers. The right ...
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