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

Median pay for Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills is around $84K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$60,173 - $132,027
(Median)
$60K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,430
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$26.91 - $52.33
(Median)
$27
$30
$52
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,173 - $132,027  
   
Bonus
$976 - $21,000  
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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$60,696 - $140,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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
$976 - $21,000  
   
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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$60,696 - $140,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.


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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$86,000

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
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 2%
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