The average salary for a Control Systems Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $76,629.
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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. This job can take place either indoors or outdoors depending on the company. Many companies that deal with technology, such as vehicles and computers, may hae control system engineers. Control system engineers typically work with engineers and coworkers, …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Control Systems Engineer
Skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Engineering Design and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Systems Engineering 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 $68,862 based on 5 salaries. An early career Control Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,890 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Control Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,174 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Control Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,209 based on 4 salaries.
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Employees with Control Systems Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.2% more) and Detroit, Michigan (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (4.0% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.9% less).
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