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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $76K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median 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. 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.