The average salary for a Controls Engineer with SCADA skills is $79,846.
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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 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.
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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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