Controls Engineer Salary in the US

$78,560
per year
per month
$6,550
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,300/year
Commission
$8,700/year
Bonus
$360/month
Commission
$730/month

Controls Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Controls Engineer is $78,560 per year ($6,550 per month), which is $25,070 (+47%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Controls Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $60,350. The highest salaries can exceed $112,430.
$60,350
Low
$78,560
Average salary
$112,430
High
$5,030
Low
$6,550
Average salary
$9,370
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and commission.
$800
$71,300
$143,460
Salary$60,350 - 112,430
Bonus$800 - 11,550
Commission$5,200 - 19,480
Total Pay$66,350 - 143,460
$70
$5,940
$11,950
Salary$5,030 - 9,370
Bonus$70 - 960
Commission$430 - 1,620
Total Pay$5,530 - 11,950

Controls Engineer Salary Range

Low
$60,350
Average salary
$78,560
Senior
$91,740
High
$112,430
Low
$5,030
Average salary
$6,550
Senior
$7,650
High
$9,370
Among Controls Engineers in the U.S., Entry Level Controls Engineers have lower salaries, while Process Controls Engineers, Automation Controls Engineers and Senior Controls Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Controls Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Controls Engineer$100K/year
+27% 
Automation Control Engineer$88K/year
+12% 
Process Controls Engineer$87K/year
+11% 
Project Controls Engineer$86K/year
+9% 
Electrical Controls Engineer$83K/year
+5% 
HVAC Controls Engineer$76K/year
 -3%
Entry Level Controls Engineer$64K/year
 -19%

Controls Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Controls Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $63,450 per year. A mid level Controls Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $72,380, while a Senior Controls Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $92,380. Controls Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $99,450 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Controls Engineer

Late Career▲ +27%
Senior▲ +18%
Average Salary$78,560/year
Mid Level▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -19%

Controls Engineer - Jobs by Location

Controls Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Controls Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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