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Instrumentation Engineer Salary

An Instrumentation Engineer earns an average salary of $75,269 per year. A skill in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$52,217 - $109,074
(Median)
$52K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,268
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$25.34 - $66.33
(Median)
$25
$38
$66
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,217 - $109,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,296  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $8,877  
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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$53,201 - $117,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.34 - $66.33  
   
Overtime
$27.83 - $72.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,296  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $8,877  
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).
)
$53,201 - $117,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries



National Average
$79,000

Technical Specification
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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