$77,904
Avg. Salary
$31.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,006

Bonus

$3,628

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Control Systems Engineer is $31.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Control Systems Engineer is $77,904 per year.

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$19.20
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$31.82
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MEDIAN $31.82
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MEDIAN $77,904
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$0$118K
Salary $59,421 - $110,964
Bonus $483 - $12,074
Profit Sharing $518 - $10,179
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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$57,851 - $118,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,843
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $19.20 - $55.62
Overtime $28.15 - $67.35
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $483 - $12,074
Profit Sharing $518 - $10,179
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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$57,851 - $118,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 240

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.

Control Systems Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$220K

$85,733

$69,541

$64,174

Siemens
14 profiles
$72,243

$72,098

$73,206

$85,783

Novaspect
11 profiles
$78,611

$66,566

$82,123

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: $78,973

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 Reviews

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

Control Systems Engineer in Columbus:
"Overall, decent small town to work in."
Pros: It is growing and there is opportunity
Cons: To much centered around Cummins, which is a bad thing, since manufacturing will have downturns.

Control Systems Engineer in Houston:
"Valuable."
Pros: Interacting with other engineering disciplines, managers, client and vendors without restrictions to get my job done effectively.
Cons: Sometimes lack of company's training that has been needed to success projects so in that case it has been own training (extra own time) but it has not been a problem for me.

Control Systems Engineer in Concord:
Pros: Type of Work and Work Environment
Cons: Clients

Control Systems Engineer:
Enterprise is a good company with competitive pay and benefits. They have high quality management, and the culture is positive and cooroperative. They operate lean so employees are expected to carry a heavy work load. All in all it’s a very good place to work.

Control Systems Engineer in Greenfield:
"Can be stress ful."
Pros: The people I work with and the projects I design
Cons: In-house design tools, product roll, middle management

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 331 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
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 331 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%