Average Controls Engineer Salary at Tesla Motors

$97,530
Avg. Salary
$5,087
Bonus
$23,750
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer at Tesla Motors is $97,530.
10%
$77k
MEDIAN
$98k
90%
$115k
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Salary
$77k - $115k
Bonus
$3k - $11k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $24k
Total Pay
$78k - $129k

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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.
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

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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Years of Experience

This data is based on 15 survey responses.
Early Career
53.3%
Mid Career
46.7%