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Automation Engineer Salary
in Columbia, South Carolina

$81,406 (USD)

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The average pay for an Automation Engineer is $81,406 a year and $39 an hour in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. The average salary range for an Automation Engineer is between $57,640 and $100,870. 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 Columbia, South Carolina.

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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 Columbia, South Carolina, 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 %



About Columbia, South Carolina

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Description: Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 832,666 by July 1, 2018, according to 2018 U.S. Census estimates. This makes it the 70th largest metropolitan statistical areas in the nation, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau as of July 1, 2018. The name...

Automation Engineer Job Listings for Columbia, South Carolina

Automation Engineer
Jun 14
Columbia, SC, USA
Join a team of highly experienced engineers and technicians who enjoy a creative and collaborative work environment. Work to develop great machine systems for a variety of industries utilizing ...
Electrical Controls Automation Project Manager
Apr 25
Columbia, SC, USA
Liberty Personnel Services, Inc
Bachelor's degree in engineering; preferably electrical * PMP certification strongly preferred * 4+ years of Controls & Automation Engineering Project Management experience * Experience running large ...
Test Engineer (C++,Python, Bash and DOS LDRA)
May 2
Columbia, SC, USA
L&T Tech Services
... automation frameworks using Python (or other scripting languages, such as Bash and/or Bat). • ... Engineering, or Mechatronics with 3 years of experience listed OR AAS in engineering discipline ...
Lead Electrical Controls Engineer - Automation
May 31
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Lead Electrical Controls Engineer - AutomationBrown Deer, WIJob Summary of the Lead Electrical Controls Engineer - Automation: Lead Level Electrical Engineer with Automation controls,PLC, Robotics ...
Electrical Controls Engineer
Apr 25
Columbia, SC, USA
Liberty Personnel Services, Inc
Electrical Controls Engineer Premier Automation Systems Integrator seeks process controls engineer with PLC, HMI, SCADA programming, design and implementation: * Bachelor's degree in engineering ...
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