Average Early-Career Controls Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$78,288
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$3,034
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The average salary for an Early-Career Controls Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $78,288.
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$53k
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$78k
90%
$93k
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$53k - $93k
Bonus
$3k - $6k
Total Pay
$53k - $95k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design and Controls.

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 $64,949 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,500 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 7.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (17.6% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (11.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (9.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 23 survey responses.
Entry Level
30.4%
Mid Career
47.8%
Experienced
21.7%