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Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salary

Average Advanced Process Control Engineers in the United States make around $90K annually. Cash earnings for Advanced Process Control Engineers — which occasionally include more than $22K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $69K to approximately $150K. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Advanced Process Control Engineers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Advanced Process Control Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$65,752 - $140,778
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $90,083
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,752 - $140,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,405  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,681  
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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$68,667 - $149,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
United States (change)

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.


Advanced Process Control Engineers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $83K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $94K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $115K on average. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $141K on average.

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Experience Affects Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$96,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 2%