Average Controls Engineer Salary in Dayton, Ohio

$76,133
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$2,200
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer in Dayton, Ohio is $76,133.
10%
$56k
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$76k
90%
$92k
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$56k - $92k
Bonus
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$48k - $93k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Controls 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 $70,100 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,665 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,228 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,775.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (9.0% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (12.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 41 survey responses.
Early Career
48.8%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
12.2%
Late Career
14.6%