Average Late-Career Controls Engineer Salary

$94,514
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,989
Bonus
$3,800
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The average salary for a Late-Career Controls Engineer is $94,514.
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$73k
MEDIAN
$95k
90%
$125k
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Salary
$73k - $125k
Bonus
$977 - $17k
Profit Sharing
$982 - $12k
Total Pay
$71k - $132k

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

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 $62,775 based on 336 salaries. An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,830 based on 1,919 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,288 based on 1,117 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,334 based on 687 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 28.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (16.4% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Albany, Mississippi (12.7% less), Cleveland, Ohio (9.0% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,059 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
47.3%
Mid Career
27.5%
Experienced
16.9%