The average salary for a Control / Automation Engineer is $71,458 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Engineering Design, and SCADA.
Control / Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$52,148 - $97,137
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MEDIAN: $71,457
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Control / Automation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.11 - $48.85
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,148 - $97,137  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,240  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $7,901  
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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$51,697 - $103,764  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.11 - $48.85  
   
Overtime
$25.97 - $55.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $7,901  
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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$51,697 - $103,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 547
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Job Description for Control / Automation Engineer
  • 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.
Popular Skills for Control / Automation Engineer
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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Denver
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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
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AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 5%
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$73,000
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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
31%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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