Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salary

Advanced Process Control Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $97K) surpassing six figures annually. Final cash compensation to Advanced Process Control Engineers varies from around $63K to approximately $146K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $15K, respectively. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Most Advanced Process Control Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$66,218 - $132,612
(Median)
$66K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,882
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$66,218 - $132,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$322.98 - $15,319  
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$62,772 - $146,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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.


Advanced Process Control Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $80K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $100K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Advanced Process Control Engineers make a median salary of $120K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $133K.

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Experience Affects Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$101,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 99%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 1%
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