Average Controls Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

$77,262
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,916
Bonus
$4,000
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The average salary for a Controls Engineer in Denver, Colorado is $77,262.
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$59k
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$77k
90%
$99k
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$59k - $99k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$59k - $109k

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

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 $70,243 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Controls Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,541 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Controls Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,436 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,493.
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 (13.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 77 survey responses.
Early Career
37.7%
Mid Career
33.8%
Experienced
20.8%
Late Career
7.8%