Controls Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$84,000
$66,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a controls engineer make?
The national average salary for a Controls Engineer in the United States is $85,001 per year or $40.87 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $66,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. California, Texas, Washington, Massachusetts, and New Mexico have the highest paying Controls Engineer jobs. The typical tenure for a Controls Engineer is 3.4 years.
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$79,392

Average Controls Engineer Salary By Location

Controls Engineers in the US makes an average salary of $85,001 per year or $40.87 per hour. Palo Alto, CA reports the highest annual salary for Controls Engineers at 114,713. Even an entry-level Controls Engineer makes $80,000 per year in Palo Alto, CA. California, Texas, Washington, Massachusetts, and New Mexico are the top 5 highest earning states for Controls Engineers. Rhode Island, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, and Wisconsin are the lowest earners.

Map of Controls Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Controls Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Controls Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Controls Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Controls Engineer jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. Controls Engineers at Microsoft and Facebook report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like BP America or Chevron, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Controls Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$116,524
$117k
$111,908
$112k
$106,854
$107k
$95,647
$96k
$95,146
$95k

Average Controls Engineer Pay By Industry

Controls Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Automotive companies, and Technology companies pay their Controls Engineers well. Salaries for Controls Engineers in Retail companies average $87,956 annually, while Automotive companies and Technology companies pay $87,855 and $85,141, respectively. The average salary for Controls Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $82,337.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$87,956
$88k
Automotive
Automotive
$87,855
$88k
Technology
Technology
$85,141
$85k
Construction
Construction
$83,590
$84k
Utilities
Utilities
$82,965
$83k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$82,337
$82k

Controls Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Controls Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Controls Engineer can range from $61,668 to $138,552 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Location
Date Added
Salary
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