Average Late-Career Controls Engineer with Controls Skills Salary

$95,637
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,000
Bonus
$5,042
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The average salary for a Late-Career Controls Engineer with Controls skills is $95,637.
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$73k
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$96k
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$124k
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Salary
$73k - $124k
Bonus
$959 - $19k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$71k - $132k

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Job Description for Controls Engineer

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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Popular Skills for Controls Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, Electronic Troubleshooting, Engineering Design, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Controls Engineer

An entry-level Controls Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,644 based on 151 salaries. An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,762 based on 903 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,646 based on 496 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,508 based on 344 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 28.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8.2% more) and Detroit, Michigan (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Albany, Mississippi (13.7% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (9.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,894 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
47.7%
Mid Career
26.2%
Experienced
18.2%