A Control Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $77,238 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Project Management.
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$57,181 - $108,868
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$57K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,238
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$17.69 - $54.27
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$18
$31
$54
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,181 - $108,868  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $11,410  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $12,079  
Total Pay (?
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$55,249 - $115,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 849
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.69 - $54.27  
   
Overtime
$25.70 - $61.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$391.49 - $11,410  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $12,079  
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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$55,249 - $115,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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

National Average: $78,227

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Experience Affects Control Systems Engineer Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Control Systems Engineer Salaries




Controls
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Systems Engineering
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$78,000

Matlab
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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C++
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C
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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