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.