Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salary

Salaries for Advanced Process Control Engineers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. In the world of Advanced Process Control Engineers, overall income ranges from $63K near the bottom to $146K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Advanced Process Control Engineers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and almost all collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$66,218 - $132,612
(Median)
$66K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,882
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Salary
$66,218 - $132,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$322.98 - $15,319  
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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$62,772 - $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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $80K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $100K. Advanced Process Control Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $120K. 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 $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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