The average salary for an Entry-Level Controls Engineer is $66,284 per year.

$51,189 - $83,154
(Median)
$51K
$66K
$83K
MEDIAN: $66,284
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$17.26 - $34.44
(Median)
$17
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$51,189 - $83,154  
   
Bonus
$493.32 - $6,974  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $8,980  
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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$49,636 - $85,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,000
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.26 - $34.44  
   
Overtime
$24.89 - $50.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.32 - $6,974  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $8,980  
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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$49,636 - $85,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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National Average: $66,694

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Controls Engineer Advice

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Controls Engineer in Detroit:
"Getting the first job sucks."
Getting into the entry level work for a job sucks. It took me 7 months to find my first job. Since then, it took me about a month of searching on two separate times to find a job. Internships are usually a good place to start for the first year (one where you get paid). However, while I started as an intern, I didn't get a lot of value as an intern since I ended up taking over the bulk amount of work on my own from the start.

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Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 6%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

SCADA
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C++
up arrow 2%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
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Robotics
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Controls
0%

National Average
$67,000

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%

Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
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Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
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AutoCAD
up arrow 5%

AutoCAD Electrical
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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