Average Controls Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary in Seattle, Washington

$81,966
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,500
Bonus
$21,500
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills in Seattle, Washington is $81,966.
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$54k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$108k
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$54k - $108k
Bonus
$2k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $22k
Total Pay
$56k - $127k

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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 Human-Machine Interface (HMI) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++ Programming Language, Autodesk AutoCAD, Engineering Design and Controls.

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 $79,777 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,250 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (20.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.1% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14 survey responses.
Early Career
64.3%
Mid Career
35.7%