The average pay for a Controls Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $73,781 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and AutoCAD Electrical. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$58,882 - $97,444
(Median)
$59K
$74K
$97K
MEDIAN: $73,780
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$29.71 - $35.61
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,882 - $97,444  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
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$59,165 - $103,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.00  
   
Overtime
$50.10  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,030 - $9,696  
   
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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$59,165 - $103,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 11%

AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 11%

Controls
up arrow 9%

Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 9%

Engineering Design
up arrow 8%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 5%

National Average
$77,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 10%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 16%

AutoCAD
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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