Controls Engineers with SCADA skills can expect to earn an average of $78K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Controls Engineers with SCADA skills can bottom out near $56K or peak near $109K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Controls Engineers with SCADA skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,541 - $104,039
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$56K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,077
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$20
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$51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,541 - $104,039  
   
Bonus
$505 - $10,190  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $15,101  
Total Pay (?
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$56,217 - $109,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $50.50  
   
Overtime
$27.05 - $55.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$505 - $10,190  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $15,101  
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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$56,217 - $109,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Controls Engineers with SCADA skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $68K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $79K on average. Controls Engineers with SCADA skills see a median salary of $88K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $103K.

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Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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