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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $78K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger 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 $91K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $103K.