Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $75K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $84K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $106K, a plump six-figure sum.