Average Late-Career Controls Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

$93,195
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,963
Bonus
$3,072
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Late-Career Controls Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $93,195.
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$74k
MEDIAN
$93k
90%
$119k
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Salary
$74k - $119k
Bonus
$309 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$727 - $16k
Total Pay
$73k - $130k

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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 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Controls are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical and Electronic Troubleshooting.

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 $63,985 based on 47 salaries. An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,959 based on 424 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,916 based on 266 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,821 based on 180 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 917 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
29.0%
Experienced
19.6%