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The average salary for a Controls Engineer with SCADA skills is $79,846.
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$60k - $104k
$483 - $12k
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$755 - $12k
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$58k - $113k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Controls Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Controls Engineer are from the companies Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., Corning Incorporated and Evana. Reported salaries are highest at Corning Incorporated where the average pay is $90,000. Evana pays the lowest at around $68,250.

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Popular Skills for Controls Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Engineering Design, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Controls 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 $61,815 based on 8 salaries. An early career Controls Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,522 based on 134 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,507 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,266 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,042.
Employees with Controls Engineer in their job title in Fremont, California earn an average of 11.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (6.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (13.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (11.9% less) and Sacramento, California (6.1% less).

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