Average Controls Engineer Salary

$82,696
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$64k
MEDIAN
$83k
90%
$114k

The average salary for a Controls Engineer is $82,696 in 2023

Base Salary
$64k - $114k
Bonus
$1k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $12k
Commission
$1 - $21k
Total Pay
$61k - $118k
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What Do Controls Engineers Do?

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.
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How do Controls Engineers Rate Their Jobs?

3.9 out of 5
(536)
Highly Satisfied
52Reviews
Based on 536 responses, the job of Controls Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.93 out of 5. On average, Controls Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Controls Engineers

What is the highest pay for Controls Engineers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Controls Engineer is $114k / year

What is the lowest pay for Controls Engineers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Controls Engineer is $64k / year

How can Controls Engineers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Controls Engineer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Controls Engineer that oversees more junior Controls Engineers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.