The average salary for a Controls Engineer at Tesla Motors is $97,530.
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Job Description for Controls Engineer
Controls engineers work with rapidly evolving technologies and control systems; they can be involved in a wide number of projects from space flight to power grids. Responsibilities for this job can include developing and executing regular engineering processes, documenting work performed, working with program design and testing, and troubleshooting. Controls engineers must be able to understand and use policies and procedures that are related to the field. In many positions, the controls engin…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Controls Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Controls Engineer are from the companies General Motors Corporation, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc. and Dematic Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Ford Motor Company where the average pay is $90,187. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Motors Corporation and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, earning around $88,226 and $78,684, respectively. Dematic Corporation pays the lowest at around $65,712. Johnson Controls Inc and Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $68,785 and $71,892, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Controls Engineer
Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
Skills in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Electronic Troubleshooting 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 early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $90,000 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,846 based on 7 salaries.
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