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

Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills pull down an average of $84K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$60,501 - $128,767

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$26.91 - $52.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,501 - $128,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,147  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,620  
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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$60,976 - $138,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$26.91 - $52.33  
   
Overtime
$32.88 - $80.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,147  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $4,620  
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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$60,976 - $138,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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 many Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $76K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $91K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $106K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%
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