Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Automation Technicians with Engineering Design skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $70K.