Average Controls Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

$94,611
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,500
Bonus
$5,896
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer in Houston, Texas is $94,611.
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$69k
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$95k
90%
$129k
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Salary
$69k - $129k
Bonus
$1k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $15k
Total Pay
$65k - $146k

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

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 $70,318 based on 7 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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,700.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (29.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (20.3% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (19.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 100 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
30.0%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
23.0%
Late Career
20.0%