$74,811
Avg. Salary
$29.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,352

Bonus

$2,977

Profit Sharing

$12,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Controls Engineer is $29.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Controls Engineer is $74,811 per year.

10%
$19.75
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$29.67
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$43.25
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MEDIAN $29.67
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$56k
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$100k
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MEDIAN $74,811
$55,798 - $99,608
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MEDIAN: $74,811
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$0$103K
Salary $55,798 - $99,608
Bonus $518 - $10,116
Profit Sharing $497 - $9,806
Commission $12,000
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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$54,565 - $103,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,714
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $19.75 - $43.25
Hourly Tips $0.80
Overtime $27.09 - $56.44
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $518 - $10,116
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $497 - $9,806
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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$54,565 - $103,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 757

Job Description for Controls Engineer

Controls engineers work with rapidly evolving technologies and control systems; they can be involved in a wide number of projects from space flight to power grids. Responsibilities for this job can include developing and executing regular engineering processes, documenting work performed, working with program design and testing, and troubleshooting.

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Controls Engineer Tasks
  • Plan and perform work requiring electronic and mechanical theories and principles, and writing specifications.
  • Manage the design and installation of electrical equipment including electrical power distribution systems, PLC's, instrumentation, variable speed AC and DC drives.
  • Design calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications for electrical and electronic based systems.
  • Work with the maintenance planner to schedule electrical projects.
  • Develop clear and concise operator instruction manuals.

Controls Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$122K

$87,551

$71,463

$64,346

Tesla Motors
17 profiles
$97,530

$78,948

$84,165

$69,411

Cummins, Inc.
13 profiles
$72,633

$72,998

$75,848

Common Career Paths for Controls Engineer


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Controls Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Controls Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Controls Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Controls Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Controls Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 1,221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Controls Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 621 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 434 salaries. A Controls Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 237 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,222

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Controls Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Controls Engineer?

Controls Engineer in Toledo:
"Underappreciated."
Pros: I am challenged at work daily.
Cons: It doesn't matter how hard you work. The weak employees are treated the same as the strong.

Controls Engineer in Detroit:
"Technical Excellence."
Pros: Good place for technology and innovation.
Cons: Lack of recognition and mentoring for new employees.

Controls Engineer in Magnolia:
Find a company that values the importance of Controls Engineering.

Controls Engineer in Detroit:
"GM."
Pros: Work flexibility, perks, management opportunity.
Cons: Stress level, not enough support, work load.

Controls Engineer in Manchester:
Pros: I have lots of ability to try and learn new skills. They have let me teach myself and learn as I go.
Cons: There are only 4 engineers in an engineering department of 20. I am asked to teach others often.

Controls Engineer in Lincoln:
"Interesting."
Pros: The challenge, variety of equipment to work on.
Cons: Starting from scratch to design something to get a direction to go in.

Controls Engineer in Kennewick:
"Always something new."
Pros: Variety of work. Travel. Working with new technology.
Cons: Extended time from home. Loud / dirty work environments.

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Key Stats for Controls Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 802 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Controls Engineer Salaries

▲25%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$75,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Controls Engineer Salaries


▲5%


National Average
$75,000

▼1%

Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
▼1%


Robotics
▼1%


C++
▼2%


▼3%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 802 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 8%