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Control Systems Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Control Systems Engineer is $74,219 per year. A skill in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is associated with high pay for this job.
Control Systems Engineer Salary (?
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$54,737 - $107,849
(Median)
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74K
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MEDIAN: $74,219
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Control Systems Engineer Salary (?
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$20.48 - $60.29
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,737 - $107,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,294  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $9,981  
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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$54,948 - $114,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,051
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.48 - $60.29  
   
Overtime
$25.11 - $60.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,294  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $9,981  
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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$54,948 - $114,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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 by Experience Level for Control Systems Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Baton Rouge
up arrow 28%
Los Angeles
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Chicago
up arrow 11%
Indianapolis
up arrow 7%
San Francisco
up arrow 7%
National Average
$76,000
Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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Pittsburgh
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Grand Rapids
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Columbus
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Control Systems Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Control Systems Engineer Salaries

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 4%
Controls
up arrow 3%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$76,000
C++
up arrow 2%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
up arrow 3%
Matlab
up arrow 3%
Powerpoint
up arrow 4%
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Job Satisfaction

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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
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%