Controls Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Controls Engineer is $71,376 per year.

$53,277 - $96,345
(Median)
$53K
$71K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,375
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$18.87 - $40.06
(Median)
$19
$28
$40
MEDIAN: $28.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,277 - $96,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,814  
Profit Sharing
$497.49 - $8,868  
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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$52,452 - $100,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,728
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.87 - $40.06  
   
Overtime
$25.97 - $55.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,814  
   
Profit Sharing
$497.49 - $8,868  
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).
)
$52,452 - $100,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298

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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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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
$72,000


Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries



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Engineering Design
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Controls
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Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
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Matlab
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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
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 400 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%