Why Automation Professional?

I have read an article on Automation.com some moments ago it talk about salary in automation world. In beginning I doesn’t care about the article but when I scroll up to salary part it interesting. Automation is a long term investment of a company in technology area to meet the demand when it still use traditional technology. When company migrate their technology to automation, will increase the demand of automation engineer too, like traditional economic models. There are more job in the market than automation professional. There are big opportunity for you who work or will be work in automation. Some factor will determine the degree of salary such as:

  • Geographic region
  • Job function
  • Level of education
  • Industry segment
  • Years of experience

1. Geographic Region Based on annual salary survey conducted by Automation.com and InTech, the salary of automation professional is like this: regionWe can see that salary in each region will vary. Australia and New Zealand has the biggest average salary compared by other region including USA. For me it’s a big chance to have work in Australia or New Zealand which closer from Indonesia. 2. Job Function jobFrom job function also determine the number of salary. Engineering management is on the top rank. Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that is concerned with the application of engineering principles to business practice. Engineering management is a career that brings together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineering and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of management in order to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion (Wikipedia). 3.  Level of Education edu College degree have more number of salary, so you can bring your background degree especially engineering like B.E. (bachelor of engineering) or M.Eng maybe to more increase the salary. But there are some factor will differentiate like licences and certification. Professional with licences will have bigger salary than certification. Remember that. 4. Industry Segment indusDon’t ask if oil and gas industry segment always give the biggest average salary in many sector, including automation with average $122.339 per year. 5. Year Experience yearThe average salary varies greatly by years of professional work experience. Time will answer how you can grow and can seen by the salary. From these 5 factors that determine salary in automation, quite interesting right? So when you have involve in automation why don’t you have to be professional in here? sources: Automation.com, www.gopixpic.com


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