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

Average Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills make around $86K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,239 - $122,273
(Median)
$61K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,006
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$26.66 - $49.98
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,239 - $122,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,213  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$61,501 - $135,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.66 - $49.98  
   
Overtime
$32.88 - $68.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,213  
   
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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$61,501 - $135,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.


For many Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $81K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $87K on average. Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $94K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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