Average Controls Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$89,614
Avg. Salary
$5,000
Bonus
$5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer in San Diego, California is $89,614.
10%
$70k
MEDIAN
$90k
90%
$113k
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Salary
$70k - $113k
Bonus
$3k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$70k - $117k

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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 Engineering Design and Matlab are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation and Controls.

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 $81,406 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,316 based on 17 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 3.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (25.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (15.9% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (14.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 29 survey responses.
Early Career
41.4%
Mid Career
58.6%