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

$71,170
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$4,000
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills in Indianapolis, Indiana is $71,170.
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$59k
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$83k
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What Do Controls Engineers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Controls Engineers?

Skills in Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Matlab, Engineering Design and Controls.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Controls Engineers?

An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,573 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 35.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (17.4% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 20 survey responses.
Early Career
60.0%
Mid Career
40.0%