Average Control Systems Engineer with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Control Systems Engineer with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) skills is $86,057.
MEDIAN $86,057
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$64k - $130k
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$974 - $15k
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$64k - $141k

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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 Novaspect, The RoviSys Company and Honeywell International Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Mangan, Inc. where the average pay is $100,057. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Honeywell International Inc, earning around $99,296. The RoviSys Company pays the lowest at around $69,026. Novaspect also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $83,040.

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 that pay less than market rate include Systems Engineering, Engineering Design, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Controls.

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 $66,617 based on 13 salaries. An early career Control Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,488 based on 130 salaries. A mid-career Control Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,169 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Control Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,579 based on 107 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,708.
Employees with Control Systems Engineer in their job title in Baton Rouge, Louisiana earn an average of 33.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.2% more) and Houston, Texas (16.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (18.7% less), New York, New York (7.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.1% less).

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