Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $77K 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 bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $106K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.