Average Mid-Career Controls Engineer Salary in St. Louis, Missouri

$81,511
Avg. Salary
$4,117
Bonus
$9,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Controls Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri is $81,511.
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$55k
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$82k
90%
$95k
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Salary
$55k - $95k
Bonus
$2k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $9k
Total Pay
$58k - $100k

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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.

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 $71,159 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,630 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,000.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 12.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (4.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (18.8% less), Grand Rapids, Michigan (13.0% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 34 survey responses.
Early Career
55.9%
Experienced
32.4%
Late Career
11.8%