On average, Advanced Process Control Engineers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($103K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,053 - $127,900
$72K
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$130K
MEDIAN: $102,540
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$17.63 - $47.00
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MEDIAN: $23.66
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,053 - $127,900  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $16,483  
Profit Sharing
$5,156  
Total Pay (?
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$65,529 - $139,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.66  
   
Overtime
$35.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,061 - $16,483  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,156  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,529 - $139,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer

An advanced process control (APC) engineer is the person who is responsible for making the industrial production process run seamlessly and efficiently. This position can be found in a variety of manufacturing sectors and will generally work in an office. An APC engineer usually keeps weekday, daytime hours, though this can vary depending on the organization. An APC engineer should minimally attain a bachelor’s degree in a field such as chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or industrial engineering. Many organizations prefer persons with advanced degrees in their field.

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Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Tasks

  • Oversee APC equipment and the automation procedure, providing regular maintenance and troubleshooting or resolving issues as they arise.
  • Monitor and report on economy, efficiency, and performance of the plant.
  • Develop improvements to enhance efficiency of processes, including adjusting software and physically arranging APC equipment.
  • Maintain and improve efficiency of industrial processes to maximize profitability.

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Pay by Experience Level for Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $88K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $106K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $118K. Advanced Process Control Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $114K.

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Key Stats for Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
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National Average
$109,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
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National Average
$109,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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