Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Automation Engineers with Engineering Design skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.