A Controls Engineer earns an average salary of $69,878 per year. A skill in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is associated with high pay for this job.
Controls Engineer Total Pay (?
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$51,977 - $93,688
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $69,878
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Controls Engineer Total Pay (?
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$18.53 - $38.29
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,977 - $93,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,267  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,149  
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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$51,214 - $97,216  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.53 - $38.29  
   
Overtime
$24.25 - $54.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,267  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $7,149  
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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$51,214 - $97,216  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,659
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Auburn Hills
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Atlanta
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National Average
$70,000
Rochester
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Louisville
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Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries

Controls
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
up arrow 4%
Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$70,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 374 votes.
Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%
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