Controls Engineer Salary (United States)

A Controls Engineer earns an average salary of $70,675 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and SCADA.
Controls Engineer Salary (?
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$52,264 - $94,590
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MEDIAN: $70,675
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Controls Engineer Salary (?
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$18.83 - $39.65
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$52,264 - $94,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,276  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $7,992  
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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$51,843 - $98,641  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.83 - $39.65  
   
Overtime
$25.66 - $55.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,276  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $7,992  
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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$51,843 - $98,641  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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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 Difference By Location

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$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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C
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Controls
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C++
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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National Average
$72,000
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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AutoCAD
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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
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%
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