Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salary

Advanced Process Control Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $91K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Advanced Process Control Engineers varies from $63K to $146K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K each. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and almost all earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Advanced Process Control Engineers are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$64,467 - $135,109

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$64,467 - $135,109  
   
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$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,361  
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$62,814 - $146,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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

  • 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $79K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $94K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $118K. Advanced Process Control Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $135K.

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Experience Affects Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 99% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 1%
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