Average Controls Engineer Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

$77,236
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,932
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia is $77,236.
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$62k
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$77k
90%
$106k
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Salary
$62k - $106k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $11k
Total Pay
$62k - $105k

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

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 $73,103 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,266 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,049 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,144.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 22.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (7.4% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (13.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 62 survey responses.
Early Career
45.2%
Mid Career
27.4%
Experienced
16.1%
Late Career
11.3%