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

Earnings for Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills come in at around $84K per year on average. Most Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,416 - $137,362
(Median)
59K
84K
100K
140K
MEDIAN: $83,585
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$26.91 - $59.75
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,416 - $137,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,141  
Total Pay (?
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$60,167 - $149,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$26.91 - $59.75  
   
Overtime
$35.64 - $85.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,141  
   
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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$60,167 - $149,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills

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.

Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 3%