$77,955
Avg. Salary
$32.10
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,980

Profit Sharing

$3,582

The average pay for a Control Systems Engineer is $32.10 per hour.

The average pay for a Control Systems Engineer is $77,955 per year.

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$0$118K
Salary $59,238 - $110,913
Bonus $397 - $11,979
Profit Sharing $511 - $11,820
Total Pay (?
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$57,801 - $118,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,846
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $19.51 - $56.23
Overtime $28.46 - $67.31
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $397 - $11,979
Profit Sharing $511 - $11,820
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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$57,801 - $118,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 243

Job Description for Control Systems Engineer

Control system engineers are responsible for a number of tasks such as designing and analyzing control systems, verifying and implementing code, fixing malfunctions, explaining and providing information, and analyzing and researching designs.

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Control Systems Engineer Tasks

  • Perform overall systems design and engineering tasks.
  • Plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Participate in reviewing and checking designs, drawings and data by other engineers or by suppliers.
  • Monitor project controls within discipline.
  • Test, maintain and monitor control systems design criteria.

Popular Employer Salaries for Control Systems Engineer


Honeywell Aerospace, Johnson Controls Inc, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, and The RoviSys Company are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Control Systems Engineers. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $123K. Control Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Bechtel Corporation ($107K), Mangan, Inc. ($96K), and The Boeing Company ($90K).

Honeywell Aerospace, Dematic Corporation, and The RoviSys Company are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($61K, $66K, and $68K respectively).

Common Career Paths for Control Systems Engineer


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Many Control Systems Engineers move into a Senior Systems Engineer role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $100K per year. Control Systems Engineers most often move into positions as Automation Engineers or Controls Project Engineers. Automation Engineers actually earn $5K less on average, however, and Controls Project Engineers earn $8K less per year than Control Systems Engineers do.

Control Systems Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Control Systems Engineer


Control Systems Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Distributed Control Systems, Engineering Design, and Controls are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD, autodesk autocad, and C++. Most people skilled in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are similarly competent in Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS). Most people skilled in Controls are similarly competent in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Control Systems Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Control Systems Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Control Systems Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 577 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control Systems Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Control Systems Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 204 salaries. A Control Systems Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 104 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $79,030

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

Home to some of the best pay for Control Systems Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 15 percent above the national average. Control Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+12 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Boston and Greenville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Control Systems Engineer Advice

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

Control Systems Engineer in Albany:
"Responsibility."
A controls engineer has a tremendous amount of respossibility and is often the go to person for any part of an ongoing project. He is also quite frequently the last person on the job to finish the project. Being envoled on the tail end of projects can put a lot of pressure to move a product to its final stage and ultimatelly to the customer. My advice is to tackle these projects one piece at a time and never give up. And be prepare to travel.

Control Systems Engineer in Houston:
"Be passionate."
Always continue to learn and show passion in solving problems.

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Key Stats for Control Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 316 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Control Systems Engineer Salaries

▲42%

▲22%

▲8%

National Average
$79,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Control Systems Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 316 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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