Control / Automation Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Control / Automation Engineer is $72,088 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Distributed Control Systems (DCS), SCADA, and Engineering Design. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Control / Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$52,511 - $99,627
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MEDIAN: $72,088
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Control / Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.12 - $51.71
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,511 - $99,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,325  
Profit Sharing
$783 - $8,356  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,012 - $106,422  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.12 - $51.71  
   
Overtime
$26.46 - $55.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,325  
   
Profit Sharing
$783 - $8,356  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,012 - $106,422  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 506
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Job Description for Control / Automation Engineer

A control or automation engineer's main responsibility is supporting all projects that involve controls or automation. They establish the company's standards for the products they help create, as well as recognize issues, address them, and implement fixes quickly and effectively. Control or automation engineers also need to devise layouts and studies to determine the best and most efficient ways to solve engineering issues that may arise. These individuals also need to work with engineers from other departments to ensure that controls fit within the design guidelines of the product as well.
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Control / Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Coach and mentor staff in use, validation, and quality control for equipment.
  • Test, validate, and ensure quality control for products.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment and associated software and interfaces.
  • Assess and make recommendations about configurations, upgrades, and other process changes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$73,000
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Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

SCADA
up arrow 15%
Robotics
up arrow 8%
AutoCAD Electrical
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$73,000
AutoCAD
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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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