Control Systems Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Control Systems Engineer is $74,016 per year. A skill in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is associated with high pay for this job.
Control Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$54,250 - $107,586
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MEDIAN: $74,015
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Control Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.71 - $60.08
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,250 - $107,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,230  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $10,010  
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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$54,122 - $113,666  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.71 - $60.08  
   
Overtime
$24.76 - $59.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,230  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $10,010  
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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$54,122 - $113,666  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,187
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Job Description for Control Systems Engineer
Control system engineers are responsible for a number of tasks such as designing and analyzing control systems, verifying and implementing code, fixing malfunctions, explaining and providing information, and analyzing and researching designs.
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Control Systems Engineer Tasks
  • Monitor project controls within discipline.
  • Test, maintain and monitor control systems design criteria.
  • Participate in reviewing and checking designs, drawings and data by other engineers or by suppliers.
  • Perform overall systems design and engineering tasks.
  • Plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
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Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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New Orleans
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Baton Rouge
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
up arrow 8%
Denver
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National Average
$76,000
Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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Detroit
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Pittsburgh
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Grand Rapids
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St. Louis
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Control Systems Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Control Systems Engineer Salaries

Controls
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Project Management
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$76,000
C++
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Engineering Design
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Matlab
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Powerpoint
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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