$78,387
Avg. Salary
$28.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,839

Bonus

$2,447

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Control / Automation Engineer is $28.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Control / Automation Engineer is $78,387 per year.

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$20.53
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$47.19
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MEDIAN $28.73
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$56k
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$109k
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MEDIAN $78,387
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MEDIAN: $78,387
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$0$113K
Salary $55,810 - $109,169
Bonus $690 - $12,592
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,124
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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$52,329 - $113,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 433
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $20.53 - $47.19
Overtime $30.06 - $57.93
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $690 - $12,592
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,124
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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$52,329 - $113,054
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

Job Description for Control / Automation Engineer

A control or automation engineer's main responsibility is supporting all projects that involve controls or automation. They establish the company's standards for the products they help create, as well as recognize issues, address them, and implement fixes quickly and effectively. Control or automation engineers also need to devise layouts and studies to determine the best and most efficient ways to solve engineering issues that may arise. These individuals also need to work with engineers from other departments to ensure that controls fit within the design guidelines of the product as well.

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Control / Automation Engineer Tasks
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment and associated software and interfaces.
  • Assess and make recommendations about configurations, upgrades, and other process changes.
  • Coach and mentor staff in use, validation, and quality control for equipment.
  • Test, validate, and ensure quality control for products.

Control / Automation Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Control / Automation Engineer


Automation Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Distributed Control Systems, SCADA, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Most people skilled in Human-Machine Interface are similarly competent in Engineering Design and Distributed Control Systems (DCS).

Pay by Experience Level for Control / Automation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Control / Automation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Control / Automation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 152 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control / Automation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Control / Automation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 91 salaries. A Control / Automation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

National Average: $77,697

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

For those looking to make money, Automation Engineers in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Automation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Pittsburgh (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Nashville (4 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

Control / Automation Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Control / Automation Engineer?

Control / Automation Engineer in Dallas:
"Cultural Melting Pot."
Pros: The city has piece of each culture located throughout the metropolitan area. Top artists play locally often. Authentic food from most cultures can be found all around.
Cons: Traffic is increasing faster than it can be alleviated.

Control / Automation Engineer in Lake Charles:
"Casual, easy to get around, low cost."
Pros: low cost
Cons: lack of diversity in entertainment

Control / Automation Engineer in Boston:
"Get a Degree."
I started out as a technician and became a self taught engineer. Thirty years later it is difficult to find an appropriate position without a degree. Hiring managers have become ignorant of the requirements of the positions and hope that a degree will make up for their ignorance. All that does is place unqualified people in roles that will frustrate them. We are losing the abilities that time teaches and no one is capable of noticing.

Control / Automation Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Think ahead."
Have a plan for advancement and map out your course. Never stop learning and always keep high standards. Your skill will distinguish you, so don't get caught up in office politics.

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Key Stats for Control / Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Control / Automation Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$78,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Control / Automation Engineer Salaries


▲8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲7%



▲2%

National Average
$78,000




Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%