Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $70K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.