The average pay for a Controls Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $75,462 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Robotics, Controls, and AutoCAD Electrical. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$57,660 - $98,633
$58K
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MEDIAN: $75,462
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$30.51 - $35.98
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MEDIAN: $33.84
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Bonus
$1,250 - $8,500  
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$59,819 - $102,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Hourly Rate
$33.84  
   
Overtime
$51.59  
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$1,250 - $8,500  
   
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$59,819 - $102,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
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Key Stats for Controls Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries

Robotics
up arrow 25%

Controls
up arrow 11%

AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 11%

Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
up arrow 10%

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 6%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

SCADA
up arrow 4%

National Average
$77,000

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 1%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 13%

AutoCAD
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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