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Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salary

Advanced Process Control Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $89K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Advanced Process Control Engineers bottoms out near $62K and approaches $147K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $21K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Advanced Process Control Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. Most Advanced Process Control Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$63,229 - $137,702
(Median)
$63K
$89K
$140K
MEDIAN: $89,437
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,229 - $137,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,331  
Profit Sharing
$319.96 - $15,456  
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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$62,050 - $147,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $80K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $94K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $116K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $137K on average.

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Experience Affects Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$93,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 99% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 1%