Entry-Level Controls Engineer Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Controls Engineer is $67,220 per year.

$51,985 - $84,293
$52K
$67K
$84K
MEDIAN: $67,220
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90%

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$17.64 - $34.72
$18
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.24
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$51,985 - $84,293  
   
Bonus
$497.04 - $7,242  
Profit Sharing
$508 - $7,177  
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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$50,487 - $86,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 971
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.64 - $34.72  
   
Overtime
$25.54 - $50.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$497.04 - $7,242  
   
Profit Sharing
$508 - $7,177  
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).
)
$50,487 - $86,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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National Average: $67,533

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Controls Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Controls Engineer in Minneapolis:
`"$Satisfying and stressful."`
If you are willing to put in the hours, producing physical machines that DO something is very rewarding. But, it is a business and there is always a schedule and a budget.

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.

Key Stats for Controls Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
19%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲6%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲6%

Matlab
▲3%

Robotics
▲1%

SCADA
▲1%

C++
▲1%

Controls
▼0%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
▼0%

Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$68,000





▼6%

AutoCAD Electrical
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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