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Instrumentation Engineer Salary (United States)

An Instrumentation Engineer earns an average salary of $74,871 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job.
Instrumentation Engineer Salary (?
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$51,223 - $109,594
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $74,871
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Instrumentation Engineer Salary (?
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$25.76 - $64.92
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,223 - $109,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,297  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $9,123  
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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$52,824 - $118,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.76 - $64.92  
   
Overtime
$28.03 - $76.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,297  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $9,123  
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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$52,824 - $118,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Job Description for Instrumentation Engineer

An instrumentation engineer is someone who does the designing, monitoring, controlling and construction of various instruments used in industrial functions. This person is typically responsible for system efficiency as measured by the instruments they build or design. Instrumentation engineers are often in the leadership role and may assign jobs to drafters and other engineers on a lower level.
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Instrumentation Engineer Tasks
  • Inspects design projects to ensure conformance with test requirements and specifications.
  • Provide testability analysis and recommendation for project requirements.
  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Develop test requirements, specifications and systems, validation plans, reports and test procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

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$78,000
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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$78,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%