Instrumentation Engineer Salary (United States)

Earnings for Instrumentation Engineers in the United States typically come in at around $77,989 per year. Compensation ranges from $53,185 on the low end to $112,287 per year on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. In a profession dominated by men, 86 percent of Instrumentation Engineers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Instrumentation Engineer Salary (?
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$51,580 - $105,521
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MEDIAN: $74,362
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Instrumentation Engineer Salary (?
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$25.76 - $64.92
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,580 - $105,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,136  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $9,696  
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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$53,185 - $112,287  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.76 - $64.92  
   
Overtime
$27.90 - $76.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $9,696  
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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$53,185 - $112,287  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Instrumentation Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher salaries. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $71K can reach $81K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $83K. Pay continues to grow for Instrumentation Engineers after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $111K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$78,000
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Surpassing the national average by 8 percent, Instrumentation Engineers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Instrumentation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+6 percent).

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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%
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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
39%
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: 8%
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