Average Control Systems Engineer Salary

$79,842
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$4,084
Bonus
$3,067
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The average salary for a Control Systems Engineer is $79,842.
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$62k
MEDIAN
$80k
90%
$116k
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What Do Control Systems Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Control Systems Engineer

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The top respondents for the job title Control Systems Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Siemens. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $86,024. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, earning around $79,000 and $75,000, respectively. Siemens pays the lowest at around $68,838. The RoviSys Company and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,615 and $71,399, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Control Systems Engineers?

Skills in Controls, Systems Engineering and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Control Systems Engineers?

An entry-level Control Systems Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,532 based on 222 salaries. An early career Control Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,053 based on 764 salaries. A mid-career Control Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,722 based on 471 salaries. An experienced Control Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,641 based on 294 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,037.
Employees with Control Systems Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.4% more) and Detroit, Michigan (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (5.7% less), Denver, Colorado (4.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,989 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.2%
Early Career
38.4%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
14.8%
Late Career
12.0%