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Controls Designer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$71,155 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Controls Designer is $71,155 a year and $34 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Controls Designer is between $51,105 and $87,733. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Controls Designer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Designs systems of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls for machines and equipment, utilizing knowledge of computer-aided design and applying knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and pneumatics.
  • Utilizes knowledge of electrical engineering and drafting to design and draft components of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and lubrication devices, and other related equipment.
  • Confers with supervisor and engineering department to review functions of machines and equipment.
  • Requires knowledge of computer-aided design and its use as a design tool.
Controls Designer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 128,320

Estimated population of Controls Designer jobs: 5,048

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Controls Designer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Electrical Designer - Machine Controls 19-00407
May 23
Bartlett, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Electrical Designer Location: Bartlett, IL Pay Rate: OPEN Duration of Job: 2-3 month contract Electrical Designer * Design and draft arrangement of linkage of conductors, relays, and other components ...
Controls Engineer (BSEE 1-2 yrs exp.)
Jun 14
Willowbrook, IL, USA
Must be able to work with sales engineers and mechanical designers and advise best integration of controls devices. Ability to train field service personnel in use of new equipment and provide ...
Controls Engineer
Jun 10
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering
Controls Engineer Primary/Essential Responsibilities: * Lead in updating production data recording ... Our engineering teams - consisting of multi-disciplined engineers, designers and detailers - are ...
Electrical Controls Engineer I
Jun 3
Lake Villa, IL, USA
R+D Custom Automation
Responsibility includes: designing control systems, programming vision systems, programmable logic ... Acts as technical electrical controls resource/support for company sales staff. 12. Stays current ...
Controls Engineer
Mar 29
Chicago, IL, USA
Enpowered Solutions
... controls. ... Create and finalize control panel designs to meet project requirements, UL508A and NEC standard ...
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