The average salary for a Control Systems Engineer is $73,293 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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$53,841 - $107,134
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MEDIAN: $73,292
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Control Systems Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.77 - $60.15
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$53,841 - $107,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $9,950  
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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$53,788 - $113,210  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.77 - $60.15  
   
Overtime
$25.27 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$975 - $9,950  
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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$53,788 - $113,210  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,239
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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
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Chicago
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Denver
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$75,000
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Experience Affects Control Systems Engineer Salaries

National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Control Systems Engineer Salaries

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Controls
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National Average
$75,000
Engineering Design
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Matlab
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Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
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
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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