Average Controls Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$76,841
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$1,500
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Chicago, Illinois is $76,841.
10%
$63k
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$77k
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$103k
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$63k - $103k
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$53k - $101k
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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 in Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Controls, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Controls Engineer

An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,469 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,958 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 27.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (16.7% more) and St. Louis, Missouri (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (2.1% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Early Career
58.3%
Mid Career
41.7%