An Instrumentation Engineer earns an average salary of $78,562 per year. A skill in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is associated with high pay for this job.
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$54,315 - $115,138
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$54K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,561
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$23.89 - $73.20
(Median)
$24
$36
$73
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,315 - $115,138  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,570  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
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$52,838 - $123,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.89 - $73.20  
   
Overtime
$28.40 - $58.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,570  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $7,946  
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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$52,838 - $123,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Instrumentation Engineer

Instrumentation engineers are responsible for tasks relating to the creation and upkeep of instrumentation, usually in a factory or plant environment. This instrumentation helps to monitor and regulate processes so they work efficiently and accurately, and these engineers may also set up instrumentation to function for particular tasks; this is done by creating specifications and configuring the instrumentation so that it operates as necessary.

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,337

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Instrumentation Engineer Advice

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Instrumentation Engineer in South Africa:
"Points to keep in mind as an Control & Instrument Engineer."
Be a team member and learn from the challenges as much as possible in the shortest time possible. You need to have patience as well. Be proactive and taken decisive action safely. Get yourself a mentor or two.

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Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
up arrow 31%


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$79,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Technical Specification
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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