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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a senior automation engineer. For example, did you know that they make an average of $47.98 an hour? That's $99,807 a year!

What Does a Senior Automation Engineer Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a senior automation engineer, we found that a lot of resumes listed 9.4% of senior automation engineers included python, while 7.6% of resumes included test scripts, and 5.9% of resumes included plc. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the senior automation engineer job title. But what industry to start with? Most senior automation engineers actually find jobs in the technology and finance industries.

How To Become a Senior Automation Engineer

If you're interested in becoming a senior automation engineer, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 58.6% of senior automation engineers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 29.6% of senior automation engineers have master's degrees. Even though most senior automation engineers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a senior automation engineer. When we researched the most common majors for a senior automation engineer, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on senior automation engineer resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a senior automation engineer. In fact, many senior automation engineer jobs require experience in a role such as quality assurance engineer. Meanwhile, many senior automation engineers also have previous career experience in roles such as automation engineer or quality assurance analyst.

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Average Salary
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Job Openings
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Average Salary for a Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Automation Engineers in America make an average salary of $99,807 per year or $48 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $126,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $78,000 per year.
Average Salary
$99,807

Best Paying Cities

City
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Average Salarydesc
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range105k - 153k$127k$127,436
Boston, MA
Salary Range86k - 120k$102k$102,077
Bridgewater, NJ
Salary Range85k - 116k$100k$99,707
Alexandria, VA
Salary Range84k - 114k$99k$98,558
Austin, TX
Salary Range81k - 114k$96k$96,359
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range80k - 108k$93k$93,234
$72k
$153k

Recently Added Salaries

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Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Avispa
Avispa
01/29/2021
01/29/2021
$156,52501/29/2021
$156,525
Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Avispa Technology
Avispa Technology
01/28/2021
01/28/2021
$156,52501/28/2021
$156,525
Senior Automation Engineer
Senior Automation Engineer
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
12/22/2020
12/22/2020
$110,00012/22/2020
$110,000
Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Avispa
Avispa
10/24/2020
10/24/2020
$146,09010/24/2020
$146,090
Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Senior Automation Engineer (H)
Avispa Technology
Avispa Technology
10/23/2020
10/23/2020
$146,09010/23/2020
$146,090
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Senior Automation Engineer Demographics

Gender

male

79.3 %

female

16.8 %

unknown

3.9 %

Ethnicity

White

72.3 %

Asian

11.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

7.4 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Hindi

21.4 %

French

14.3 %

Spanish

14.3 %
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Senior Automation Engineer Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

58.6 %

Masters

29.6 %

Associate

4.3 %

Top Colleges for Senior Automation Engineers

1. California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$6,798
Enrollment
31,503

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,832
Enrollment
4,550

3. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

4. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,992
Enrollment
33,495

5. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

6. Duke University

Durham, NC • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

7. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,353
Enrollment
24,841

8. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

9. Minnesota State University - Mankato

Mankato, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,184
Enrollment
11,675

10. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835
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Best States For a Senior Automation Engineer

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a senior automation engineer. The best states for people in this position are California, New Hampshire, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Senior automation engineers make the most in California with an average salary of $120,543. Whereas in New Hampshire and Maryland, they would average $111,060 and $106,835, respectively. While senior automation engineers would only make an average of $101,961 in Massachusetts, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. California

Total Senior Automation Engineer Jobs:
11,357
Highest 10% Earn:
$172,000
Location Quotient:
1.65
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. New Hampshire

Total Senior Automation Engineer Jobs:
392
Highest 10% Earn:
$152,000
Location Quotient:
0.95
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. District of Columbia

Total Senior Automation Engineer Jobs:
658
Highest 10% Earn:
$149,000
Location Quotient:
1.66
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Senior Automation Engineer Employers

We've made finding a great employer to work for easy by doing the hard work for you. We looked into employers that employ senior automation engineers and discovered their number of senior automation engineer opportunities and average salary. Through our research, we concluded that Intel was the best, especially with an average salary of $81,004. Wells Fargo follows up with an average salary of $87,016, and then comes Nucor with an average of $93,177. In addition, we know most people would rather work from home. So instead of having to change careers, we identified the best employers for remote work as a senior automation engineer. The employers include Science Applications International .., U.S. Bank, and Kohl's

1. Intel
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$81,004
Senior Automation Engineers Hired: 
15+
2. Wells Fargo
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$87,016
Senior Automation Engineers Hired: 
13+
3. Nucor
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$93,177
Senior Automation Engineers Hired: 
13+
4. Comcast
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$103,468
Senior Automation Engineers Hired: 
10+
5. Target
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$105,208
Senior Automation Engineers Hired: 
10+
6. NNE
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$126,926
Senior Automation Engineers Hired: 
9+

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Updated October 2, 2020