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

Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately half of Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills. Salaries average out to around $84K annually and spread from $61K to $148K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$60,173 - $136,880
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$140K
MEDIAN: $84,207
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50%
90%

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$27.12 - $59.30
(Median)
$27
$31
$59
MEDIAN: $30
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,173 - $136,880  
   
Bonus
$500 - $23,500  
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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$60,744 - $148,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$27.12 - $59.30  
   
Overtime
$32.88 - $80.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$500 - $23,500  
   
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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$60,744 - $148,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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.


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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 4%