Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 $85K. On average, Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $106K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.