Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salary

An average Advanced Process Control Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $91K per year. Total incomes of Advanced Process Control Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $22K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $63K and $148K. Work is enjoyable for Advanced Process Control Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (89 percent) of Advanced Process Control Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage.

$64,667 - $138,010
(Median)
$65K
$91K
$140K
MEDIAN: $90,815
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Salary
$64,667 - $138,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,638  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,361  
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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$63,055 - $147,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.


For many Advanced Process Control Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $80K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $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. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $136K on average.

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Experience Affects Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 99% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 1%
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