Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $58K. For Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $70K.