How much does an Electrical Controls Engineer I make in the United States? The average Electrical Controls Engineer I salary in the United States is $77,964 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $70,022 and $83,100. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Electrical Controls Engineer I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Electrical Controls Engineer I Salary $62,791 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Electrical Controls Engineer I Salary $70,022 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Electrical Controls Engineer I Salary $77,964 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Electrical Controls Engineer I Salary $83,100 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Electrical Controls Engineer I Salary $87,777 US June 27, 2024
25% $70,022 10% $62,791 90% $87,777 75% $83,100 $77,964 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Electrical Controls Engineer I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again. Troubleshooting is needed to identify the symptoms. Determining the most likely cause is a process of elimination—eliminating potential causes of a problem. Finally, troubleshooting requires confirmation that the solution restores the product or process to its working state. In general, troubleshooting is the identification or diagnosis of "trouble" in the management flow of a system caused by a failure of some kind. The problem is initially described as symptoms of malfunction, and troubleshooting is the process of determining and remedying the causes of these symptoms. A system can be described in terms of its expected, desired or intended behavior (usually, for artificial systems, its purpose). Events or inputs to the system are expected to generate specific results or outputs. (For example, selecting the "print" option from various computer applications is intended to result in a hardcopy emerging from some specific device). Any unexpected or undesirable behavior is a symptom. Troubleshooting is the process of isolating the specific cause or causes of the symptom. Frequently the symptom is a failure of the product or process to produce any results. (Nothing was printed, for example). Corrective action can then be taken to prevent further failures of a similar kind.

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System Integration: The process of creating a complex information system that may include designing or building a customized architecture or application, integrating it with new or existing hardware, packaged and custom software, and communications.

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Consultancy: Consultancy is expert advice on a particular subject which a person or group is paid to provide to a company or organization. He is acting on a consultancy basis. The project provides both consultancy and training.

Troubleshooting 5.24%
System Integration 2.62%
Consultancy 1.5%
Others 90.64%
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Job Description for Electrical Controls Engineer I

Electrical Controls Engineer I designs, develops, and supervises all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery. May be responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC based hardware and software. Being an Electrical Controls Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Additionally, Electrical Controls Engineer I relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Electrical Controls Engineer I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Electrical Controls Engineer I, the upper level is Electrical Controls Engineer II and then progresses to Electrical Controls Engineer III.

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Electrical Controls Engineer I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Electrical Controls Engineer I, the highest Electrical Controls Engineer I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Electrical Controls Engineer I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Electrical Controls Engineer I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Electrical Controls Engineer I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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