Average Controls Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary in Grand Rapids, Michigan

$67,690
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$2,624
Bonus
$2,023
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills in Grand Rapids, Michigan is $67,690.
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What Do Controls Engineers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Controls Engineers?

Skills in Controls, Engineering Design and Robotics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting and Human-Machine Interface (HMI).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Controls Engineers?

An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,880 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,306 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,500.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 42.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (23.5% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (17.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 61 survey responses.
Early Career
50.8%
Mid Career
26.2%
Experienced
14.8%
Late Career
8.2%