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How Much Does a Senior Controls Engineer Earn In The United States?

Senior Controls Engineer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$94,000
$74,000
$94,000
$121,000
The average senior controls engineer makes about $94,906 per year. That's $45.63 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $74,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $121,000. Many of senior controls engineers seem to be drawn to manufacturing and technology companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior controls engineers tend to work at automotive, media, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Texas and Rhode Island pay senior controls engineers the highest salaries.
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Where Senior Controls Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior controls engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Senior Controls Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

While a senior controls engineer can average a salary of $94,906 per year, or $45.63 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior controls engineers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $128,814 per year. Other high-paying locations include Houston, TX, Bellevue, WA and Woburn, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $91,000. The highest paying states for senior controls engineers include California, Texas and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.
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1. San Francisco, CA
$128,814
Avg. Salary
$61k
$154k
2. Houston, TX
$114,068
Avg. Salary
$61k
$154k
3. Bellevue, WA
$109,488
Avg. Salary
$61k
$154k
4. Woburn, MA
$107,390
Avg. Salary
$61k
$154k
5. Sparks, NV
$97,168
Avg. Salary
$61k
$154k
6. Newport News, VA
$95,589
Avg. Salary
$61k
$154k

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Which Companies Pay Senior Controls Engineers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a senior controls engineer, being employed by a company such as Equinix or Microsoft would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Rocket Fuel and General Electric also report highly competitive salaries for senior controls engineers.
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Senior Controls Engineer Salary History

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    How Much Do Senior Controls Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a senior controls engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior controls engineers tend to be found in automotive, media, and technology companies. In fact, senior controls engineers can make a yearly salary of $108,310 while working for automotive companies.
    1. Automotive
    $108,310
    Avg. Salary
    $68k
    $122k
    2. Media
    $106,940
    Avg. Salary
    $68k
    $122k
    3. Technology
    $97,365
    Avg. Salary
    $68k
    $122k
    4. Manufacturing
    $78,959
    Avg. Salary
    $68k
    $122k

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