Controls Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Controls Engineer is $73,832 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$54,933 - $98,902
$55K
$74K
$99K
MEDIAN: $74,149
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50%
90%

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$19.63 - $44.30
$20
$29
$44
MEDIAN: $29.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,933 - $98,902  
   
Bonus
$485.10 - $10,143  
Profit Sharing
$486.76 - $8,263  
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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$53,564 - $103,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.63 - $44.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.80  
Overtime
$26.91 - $55.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$485.10 - $10,143  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.76 - $8,263  
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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$53,564 - $103,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 409

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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

  • Plan and perform work requiring electronic and mechanical theories and principles, and writing specifications.
  • 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.
  • Work with the maintenance planner to schedule electrical projects.
  • Develop clear and concise operator instruction manuals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Controls Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Controls Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Controls Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Controls Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 621 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 434 salaries. A Controls Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 237 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,452

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Controls Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Controls Engineer?

Controls Engineer in Defiance:
"I'm very challenging and exciting field."
Pros: It's a field I never thought of in high school but after introduced to it I can't imagine not doing this. Everyday is different you have challenging task and obstacles to slow you down and you're able to prove yourself by how effectively you can overcome challenges that often changes.
Cons: There's always a time of the year where projects are heavy and sometimes it can get stressful feeling like you don't have enough time in the day or the week to get it all done.

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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Key Stats for Controls Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 346 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$74,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries


▲6%


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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Robotics
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National Average
$74,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 346 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%
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