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. The average inexperienced worker earns $77K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $85K. Automation Engineers with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $106K.