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The average salary for a Controls Engineer with Electronic Troubleshooting skills is $72,826.
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$56k - $97k
$479 - $10k
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$204 - $8k
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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Controls Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Controls Engineer are from the companies Corning Incorporated, Dematic Corporation and General Motors Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Tesla Motors where the average pay is $108,387. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Magna International, earning around $76,636. Dematic Corporation pays the lowest at around $65,985. Corning Incorporated also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,042.

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Popular Skills for Controls Engineer

Skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Controls, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Engineering Design and Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $60,620 based on 56 salaries. An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,629 based on 405 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,929 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,400 based on 161 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,140.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (10.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (12.2% less), St. Louis, Missouri (3.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.1% less).

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