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

Pay for Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills sits in the ballpark of $86K per year. Most Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$64,949 - $113,920
$65K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,766
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,949 - $113,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,325  
Profit Sharing
$3,270  
Total Pay (?
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$64,418 - $123,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$29.36  
   
Overtime
$43.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,325  
   
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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$64,418 - $123,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $83K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $87K. On average, Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills make $99K following one to two decades on the job. Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $93K.

Key Stats for Control / Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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