The average pay for a Controls Engineer is AU$73,188 per year. A skill in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$49,978 - AU$120,270
AU$50K
AU$73K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$73,188
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$123K
Salary AU$49,978 - AU$120,270
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$15,319
Profit Sharing AU$6,000
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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AU$51,038 - AU$123,515
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

Job Description for Controls Engineer

Controls engineers work with rapidly evolving technologies and control systems; they can be involved in a wide number of projects from space flight to power grids. Responsibilities for this job can include developing and executing regular engineering processes, documenting work performed, working with program design and testing, and troubleshooting.

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Controls Engineer Tasks

  • Plan and perform work requiring electronic and mechanical theories and principles, and writing specifications.
  • Manage the design and installation of electrical equipment including electrical power distribution systems, PLC's, instrumentation, variable speed AC and DC drives.
  • Design calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications for electrical and electronic based systems.
  • Work with the maintenance planner to schedule electrical projects.
  • Develop clear and concise operator instruction manuals.

Controls Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$124K

$85,028

$63,286

$83,422

Tesla Motors
15 profiles
$96,220

$72,998

$69,142

$69,800

$74,375

$81,155

$75,000

Controls Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$75,445

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Controls Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

▲38%

▲36%

National Average
AU$75,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%