Average Controls Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary

$80,789
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,931
Bonus
$3,043
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer with Project Management skills is $80,789.
10%
$62k
MEDIAN
$81k
90%
$106k
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Salary
$62k - $106k
Bonus
$964 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$60k - $111k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Engineering Design, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Controls and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

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 $62,627 based on 8 salaries. An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,451 based on 120 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,227 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,744 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,183.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Detroit, Michigan earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Buffalo, New York (15.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (11.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Auburn Hills, Michigan (12.1% less), Dallas, Texas (10.8% less) and Orlando, Florida (7.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 381 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
31.5%
Mid Career
27.3%
Experienced
22.3%
Late Career
16.8%