Control / Automation Engineer with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Skills Salary

Median pay for Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills lies in the neighborhood of $85K annually. Job satisfaction for Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$63,254 - $112,945
$63K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,451
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$24.57 - $61.04
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MEDIAN: $38.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,254 - $112,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,987  
Profit Sharing
$3,270  
Total Pay (?
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$56,670 - $122,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$38.44  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,270  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$56,670 - $122,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Control / Automation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Control / Automation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control / Automation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Control / Automation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 25 salaries. A Control / Automation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,498

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills, Houston provides a pay rate that is 8 percent greater than the national average.

Key Stats for Control / Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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