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Automation is a powerful process that eliminates repetitive tasks and streamlines workflows to make organizations more efficient and productive and to improve accuracy. This booming field offers many opportunities for jobseekers. As of July 2023, LinkedIn featured more than 1,300 job postings related to IT automation paying a median salary of $132,084 for senior IT automation engineers and $77,739 for IT automation engineers.

While postings change frequently, this article highlights 10 companies currently recruiting for IT automation roles to provide some insight into the types of jobs that are available and the benefits they offer. Note that not all companies share salary information on job postings, either on their websites or on job boards—for those without specific salary information, we’ve instead listed the national average for similar roles according to data collected from Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Ladders, and Indeed.

Some of these companies have global presences, but all jobs listed here are U.S.-based.

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ABB Ltd

ABB Ltd is an automation company that optimizes how technology is manufactured, moved, powered, and operated. It supplies electrical equipment and automation products in many different industries. ABB Ltd supplies products for robotics and other industries for a company that needs both discrete and process automation.

Employees on Glassdoor rated ABB Ltd four out of five stars, and 82 percent said they would recommend working at the company.

Best Perks

ABB Ltd offers such employee benefits as adoption assistance and family medical leave; flexible work schedules and remote work; dental, disability, health, life, mental health, and vision insurance; flexible spending account (FSA), commuter benefits, company outings, and tuition reimbursement; 401k, company equity, stock purchase plan, charity contribution matching, and performance bonus; and paid time off (PTO) and sabbatical. ABB Ltd allows work from home (WFH) depending on the position.

Headquarters

ABB Ltd Global Headquarters is in Zurich, Switzerland; North American Headquarters is in North Carolina.

Salary and Role Examples

ABB Ltd does not consistently post salary information for job listings on its website or job hiring boards. The salaries below are U.S. national averages.

  • Automation and Controls Engineer, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motors: $91,404
  • Senior Project Engineer, Protection, Controls, and Automation Engineer: $73,731 to $90,992
  • Test Automation Engineer, Automation Machinery Manufacturing: $102,918
  • Technical Support Specialist, Process Automation: $96,207
  • Quality Specialist, Process Automation Measurement & Analytics: $43,000 to $98,000

Accenture

Accenture is a professional services company offering digital, cloud, and security technology capabilities. It provides strategy and consulting, technology, and operations services for enterprises looking to improve their infrastructures.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Accenture four out of five stars, and 78 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Accenture provides benefits for health, family, time away, and financial security. This includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; parental leave; care for dependents; flexible work arrangements, PTO, and holidays; 401k match, life insurance, and spending accounts. Accenture offers remote and WFH options for some of its open roles.

Headquarters

Accenture is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland; Accenture North America is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Salary and Role Examples

  • Federal – Automation Tester, Software Engineering: $73,900 to $115,100
  • Test Automation Engineering Associate Manager, Software Engineering: $90,699 to $113,002
  • Federal – Automation Test Engineering Sr. Analyst, Software Engineering: $77,000 to $116,000
  • Federal – Automation Test Engineering Specialist, Software Engineering: $93,000 to $150,000
  • Federal IT Operations Analyst, Software Engineering: $47,500 to $92,400

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS, under parent company Amazon, focuses on building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that help its customers. AWS is a top cloud computing company that is accessible for small businesses to large enterprises using multiple software and services including database services, applications, data centers, and data storage.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Amazon almost four out of five stars, and 71 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Amazon provides many benefits for its employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans; company-paid basic life and accidental death insurance; company-paid short-term and long-term disability; PTO, The Amazon Career Choice Program, and adoption assistance; flexible spending accounts, 401k plan, and restricted stock units (RSU). Amazon has remote and WFH options as well.

Headquarters

Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Salary and Role Examples

  • Marketing Automation Manager, Amazon Flex: $87,300 to $179,600
  • Manager, Tooling and Automation, Kuiper Production: $120,800 to $234,900
  • Manager, Security Automation, Security Operational Research: $78,000 to $122,000 (U.S. national average)
  • Senior Security Engineer, Research and Automation: $77,413 to $101,280 (U.S. national average)
  • Senior Software Dev Engineer, Continuous Infrastructure Automation: $70,000 to $121,000 (U.S. national average)

Apple

Apple Inc is one of the most widely known brands globally, creating a line of popular products and software applications as well as third-party digital content. In addition to computer hardware and related products, it provides different services such as AppleTV, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and fitness and health applications.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Apple four out of five stars, and 82 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Apple offers a variety of benefits and perks for its employees including medical, life, disability, accident, and retirement insurance, PTO and parental leave; commuting help; gym credit; stock purchase program; tuition and self-improvement benefits; and product discounts, subsidized meals, and a beer bash once a year. Apple has remote and WFH options.

Headquarters

Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Salary and Role Examples

  • Automation Engineer, Hardware: $136,000 to $207,000
  • CAD Flow Automation Engineer, Hardware: $161,000 to $278,000
  • Embedded QA Automation Engineer, Software and Services: $105,500 to $196,500
  • RF PHY Test Automation Engineer, Hardware: $50.72 to $76.44 per hour
  • Health Software Automation Engineer, Software and Services: $104,000 to $190,000

Cognizant

Cognizant is a professional technology services company whose employees operate and build technology models for the digital era. Cognizant helps enterprises implement IT business transformation practices and assists in positioning enterprises with new innovative solutions to improve customers’ competitive edge.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Cognizant nearly four out of five stars, and 75 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Cognizant has many benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance; PTO, maternity, and disability leave; flexible WFH options; bonus pay, stock purchase plans, flexible spending accounts, and more.

Headquarters

Cognizant is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Salary and Role Examples

Cognizant does not consistently post salary information for job listings on its website or job hiring boards. The salaries below are U.S. national averages.

  • Mobile Automation Lead, Technology & Engineering: $131,995
  • Automation Tester, Technology & Engineering: $63,000 to $87,000
  • Junior Automation Engineer, Technology & Engineering: $87,000 to $126,000
  • Automation Test Manager, Technology & Engineering: $112,700
  • Senior Automation Tester, Technology & Engineering: $100,173 to $122,943

IBM

IBM is widely known for its cloud computing and data analytics solutions, but it also provides technology research, consulting, and hosting services in areas from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. It is the largest industrial research organization in the world.

Employees on Glassdoor rated IBM four out of five stars, and 75 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

IBM offers many perks, including health and well-being services, family support, tax-advantaged spending accounts, financial benefits, and PTO. Some unique benefits include IBM MoneySmart which offers financial education and planning at no cost; Wellbeing@IBM which provides resources to improve your health and well-being; and IBM offers three weeks off a year for employees who work for under ten years and four weeks for employees who work over ten years. IBM also offers remote and hybrid options for employees.

Headquarters

IBM is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

Salary and Role Examples

  • Automation Developer, Watsonx: $66,565 to $79,833
  • RPA/Automation Developer, Data & Analytics: $98,000 to $183,000
  • Network Automation Engineer, Tool Development: $141,000 to $263,000
  • SAP Quality Assurance/Test Consultant, Automation/Consulting: $78,000 to $146,000
  • Senior Automation Architect, IT Management Consultant: $150,000 to $250,000

Intel

Intel is the largest manufacturer by revenue of semiconductor chips, and is a large technology company that conducts research in artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and cloud-to-edge technology. Intel is a developer for the microprocessors found in most personal computers.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Intel over four out of five stars, and 84 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Intel offers many benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance; behavioral health, fertility, and retiree health insurance; quarterly, annual, and stock bonuses; PTO, travel discounts, and maternity leave; family programs and more. Intel also offers three working models including fully remote, fully on-site, and hybrid remote arrangements.

Headquarters

Intel Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Salary and Role Examples

  • DevOps Software Development Engineer, HPC Storage Architecture and Development: $94,000 to $135,000
  • Software Development Engineer, Generative AI, GPT, and Automation: $129,846 (U.S. national average)
  • PDK Design Automation Engineer, Design Enablement Group: $119,130 to $178,690
  • Software Tools & Automation Engineer, High-Performance Data Division: $102,918 (U.S. national average)
  • Engineering Intern, Automation: $54,210 or $26.06 per hour

Rivian

Rivian is an electronic vehicle (EV) manufacturer that produced the first electric pickup truck and sport utility vehicle (SUV). The company is committed to building products that use renewable energy sources. Rivian’s vehicles are designed for off-road capabilities, which is not typically a focus for electric transportation, making its technology unique within its industry. Rivian has around 7,500 employees.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Rivian four out of five stars, and 55 percent of employees said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Rivian provides many perks and benefits for employees, including health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts, PTO, and flexible spending accounts; mental, financial, and physical wellness programs; and unique perks include tuition assistance, LGBTQIA2+ benefits, and pet insurance.

Headquarters

Rivian is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Salary and Role Examples

Rivian does not consistently post salary information for job listings on its website or job hiring boards. The salaries below are U.S. national averages.

  • Senior Automation Engineer, Equipment Engineering: $111,703
  • Senior Vehicle Test Automation Engineer, Manufacturing: $137,207
  • Staff Automation Controls Engineer, Manufacturing: $65,216 to $124,567
  • BMS Software Engineer, Test System Automation and Simulation: $101,000 to $113,000
  • Staff Automation Controls Engineer, Integration: $60,663 to $115,877

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is a digital and environmental company. It works with energy and automation digital solutions to combine energy technologies, automation, software, and services for solutions for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and other industries.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Schneider Electric over four out of five stars, and 87 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Schneider Electric offers unique benefits and perks for employees, including BenefitBuck$, which helps with benefits costs including vision, supplemental AD&D insurance, short and long-term disability, spouse life, child life insurance, and more. For employees who have to pay for transportation and parking, Schneider Electric offers commuter benefits and if an employee does not wish to commute, the company also offers home office enhancements.

Schneider Electric offers a program called Care@Work to provide emergency backup child care, adult/elder care, or pet care. The company also offers PTO, health programs, legal services plans, and more.

Headquarters

Schneider Electric is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France; Schneider Electric North America is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

Salary and Role Examples

  • End User Automation Sales Executive, Sales: $150,000
  • Building Automation System – Technician I, Customer Projects & Services: $74,101 (U.S. national average)
  • Senior Application Design Engineer, Industrial Automation: $96,000 to $144,000
  • Automation Engineer for Microgrid: $82,009

Siemens

Siemens is a digital engineering, manufacturing, and electronics company. Siemens designs and develops electrification, automation, and digitalization solutions and has the capability to install complex systems and projects into enterprise infrastructure.

Employees on Glassdoor rated Siemens over four out of five stars, and 83 percent said they would recommend working there.

Best Perks

Siemens provides many benefits to employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 20 days of PTO, life insurance, and long-term and short-term disability plans; 401k plan with up to six percent company match, tuition reimbursement, career development plans; commuter benefits, and financial planning programs. Siemens does allow WFH, but it is limited.

Headquarters

Siemens is headquartered in Munich, Germany; Siemens USA is headquartered in Washington D.C.

Salary and Role Examples

  • Building Automation Operations Manager I, Smart Buildings/Automation: $131,995 (U.S. national average)
  • Senior Deep Learning Scientist, AI Automation: $48,000 to $91,000 (U.S. national average)
  • Atellica Product Portfolio Manager Automation, Product Management, Portfolio & Innovation: $134,000 to $184,000
  • Sr Power Automation, Protection and Controls Engineer: $74,226 (U.S. national average)
  • SaaS Site Reliability Engineer and Automation Developer, Research & Development: $116,900 to $210,400

Bottom Line: IT Automation Jobs

Automation is becoming increasingly a part of day-to-day work across many industries, and as more enterprises incorporate it into their workflows, the need for a skilled automation workforce grows. Jobs in automation combine technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and the opportunity to help shape a company’s future with technology-driven operations, and offer a wide range of benefits and perks.

Read next: What Is Automation?

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