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Controls Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Controls Engineer is $71,191 per year.
Controls Engineer Salary (?
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$52,910 - $95,585
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,191
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Controls Engineer Salary (?
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$18.68 - $40.47
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$52,910 - $95,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,313  
Profit Sharing
$533 - $8,095  
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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$52,196 - $99,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.68 - $40.47  
   
Overtime
$25.45 - $55.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,313  
   
Profit Sharing
$533 - $8,095  
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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$52,196 - $99,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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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

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National Average
$72,000
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Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries

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Engineering Design
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Matlab
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Controls
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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C++
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C
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National Average
$72,000
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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Robotics
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AutoCAD
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%