Average Entry-Level Controls Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$64,949
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$2,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Controls Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $64,949.
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$50k
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$65k
90%
$84k
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$50k - $84k
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$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$51k - $83k

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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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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 $78,268 based on 20 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 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (7.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (5.7% less), New York, New York (3.8% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 36 survey responses.
Early Career
55.6%
Mid Career
30.6%
Experienced
13.9%