Average Late-Career Controls Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

$121,700
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$13,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Controls Engineer in Houston, Texas is $121,700.
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$83k
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$122k
90%
$147k
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$83k - $147k
Bonus
$0 - $30k
Total Pay
$83k - $203k

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

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 $75,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,638 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,422 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,107 based on 23 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (29.3% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (26.9% less) and Detroit, Michigan (18.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 79 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.6%
Early Career
38.0%
Mid Career
25.3%
Experienced
29.1%