Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $75K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $85K. Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $107K.