Instrumentation Engineer Salary

Pay for Instrumentation Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $78K per year. Total incomes of Instrumentation Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $54K and $120K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Instrumentation Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. There are far more male Instrumentation Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Read More
$53,915 - $112,799
(Median)
$54K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,258
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$24.17 - $66.34
(Median)
$24
$36
$66
MEDIAN: $36.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,915 - $112,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,461  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,170  
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).
)
$53,509 - $120,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.17 - $66.34  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $71.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,461  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $8,170  
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).
)
$53,509 - $120,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Instrumentation Engineer


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Instrumentation Engineers often transition into Senior Instrumentation Engineer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Instrumentation Engineers earn $98K per year.

Electrical Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Instrumentation Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $71K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $84K. Instrumentation Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $97K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,909

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Instrumentation Engineers, 20 percent above the national average. Instrumentation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+19 percent) and Chicago (+6 percent). New York is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries



Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

National Average
$80,000

Technical Specification
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
ADVERTISEMENT