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

An average Automation Engineer with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills can expect to take home roughly $86K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$64,342 - $114,688
(Median)
$64K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,771
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,342 - $114,688  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$63,381 - $122,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.55  
   
Overtime
$43.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $20,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$63,381 - $122,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $83K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $88K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. For some reason, Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $90K.

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Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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