Average Controls Engineer Salary in Columbus, Ohio

$67,474
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,045
Bonus
$8,100
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer in Columbus, Ohio is $67,474.
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$52k
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$67k
90%
$89k
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Salary
$52k - $89k
Bonus
$993 - $25k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$50k - $102k

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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 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Controls are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting and Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical.

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 $63,120 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,195 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,611 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 40.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (23.0% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (22.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
Early Career
30.0%
Mid Career
47.5%
Experienced
22.5%