Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salary

On average, Senior Instrumentation Engineers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($99K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Senior Instrumentation Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$71,931 - $143,647
(Median)
$72K
$99K
$140K
MEDIAN: $98,848
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50%
90%

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$25.25 - $75.42
(Median)
$25
$56
$75
MEDIAN: $56.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$71,931 - $143,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,781  
Profit Sharing
$4,859  
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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$71,922 - $154,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$25.25 - $75.42  
   
Overtime
$38.32 - $92.71  
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.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,781  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,859  
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).
)
$71,922 - $154,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Senior Instrumentation Engineer

Senior instrumentation engineers come up with project designs and ideas for new facility equipment in a distributed control system. They also develop analysis reports that detail why equipment in a facility may or may not have failed, and they provide assistance to maintenance staff as needed. Generally, a senior instrumentation engineer will act as a liaison between a company creating new technologies and the company that the senior instrumentation engineer is working for.

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Senior Instrumentation Engineer Tasks

  • Prepare calculations and documentation, make improvements, and recommend implementation processes.
  • Review and guide construction plans and processes for projects, sites, and equipment.
  • Review designs and plans to determine feasibility and compliance, to estimate costs and timelines, and to commission projects.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,449

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

Senior Instrumentation Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

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Experience Affects Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
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National Average
$105,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$105,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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