An Instrumentation Engineer earns an average salary of $73,411 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.
Instrumentation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$49,442 - $97,711
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MEDIAN: $73,410
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Instrumentation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$25.53 - $62.20
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$49,442 - $97,711  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,935  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
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$51,264 - $106,854  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.53 - $62.20  
   
Overtime
$28.66 - $74.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $10,033  
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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$51,264 - $106,854  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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$77,000
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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$77,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
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Instrument Control
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National Average
$77,000
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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