Average Controls Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary

$77,160
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$60k
MEDIAN
$77k
90%
$104k

The average salary for a Controls Engineer is $77,160

Base Salary
$60k - $104k
Bonus
$991 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Commission
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$58k - $108k
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What Do Controls Engineers Do?

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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Gender Breakdown

Male
92.8%
Female
6.8%
Prefer to self-define
0.4%
This data is based on 1,424 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

90%

Dental

80%

Vision

69%

None

10%