Controls Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Controls Engineer is $72,435 per year.

$53,798 - $97,195
(Median)
$54K
$72K
$97K
MEDIAN: $72,434
10%
50%
90%

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$19.38 - $40.98
(Median)
$19
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,798 - $97,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,784  
Profit Sharing
$481.31 - $8,187  
Commission
$25,000  
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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$52,961 - $101,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.38 - $40.98  
   
Overtime
$26.49 - $54.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,784  
   
Commission
$25,000  
Profit Sharing
$481.31 - $8,187  
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).
)
$52,961 - $101,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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Job Description for Controls Engineer

Controls engineers work with rapidly evolving technologies and control systems; they can be involved in a wide number of projects from space flight to power grids. Responsibilities for this job can include developing and executing regular engineering processes, documenting work performed, working with program design and testing, and troubleshooting.

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Controls Engineer Tasks

  • Develop clear and concise operator instruction manuals.
  • Plan and perform work requiring electronic and mechanical theories and principles, and writing specifications.
  • Work with the maintenance planner to schedule electrical projects.
  • Manage the design and installation of electrical equipment including electrical power distribution systems, PLC’s, instrumentation, variable speed AC and DC drives.
  • Design calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications for electrical and electronic based systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Controls Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,369

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What is it like working as a Controls Engineer?

Controls Engineer in Manchester:
Pros: I have lots of ability to try and learn new skills. They have let me teach myself and learn as I go.
Cons: There are only 4 engineers in an engineering department of 20. I am asked to teach others often.

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Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries


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Controls
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Engineering Design
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C++
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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National Average
$73,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Matlab
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C
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Robotics
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AutoCAD
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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C#
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 422 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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