Average Control Systems Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Control Systems Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $78,989.
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$60k - $115k
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$510 - $10k
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$58k - $121k

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Job Description for Control Systems Engineer

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

The top respondents for the job title Control Systems Engineer are from the companies Mangan, Inc., Dematic Corporation and The RoviSys Company. Reported salaries are highest at Mangan, Inc. where the average pay is $97,558. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include DMC, Inc. and Thermo LLc, earning around $76,195 and $75,055, respectively. Siemens pays the lowest at around $61,286. Johnson Controls Inc and Dematic Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,940 and $67,066, respectively.

Career Paths

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Control Systems Engineer
Controls Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Electrical Engineer
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Popular Skills for Control Systems Engineer

Skills in Controls, Engineering Design, Systems Engineering and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human-Machine Interface (HMI).

Pay by Experience Level for Control Systems Engineer

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 $63,897 based on 51 salaries. An early career Control Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,444 based on 309 salaries. A mid-career Control Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,720 based on 241 salaries. An experienced Control Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,664 based on 139 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,508.
Employees with Control Systems Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 10.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (8.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.1% less) and New York, New York (3.4% less).

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