Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salary

Senior Instrumentation Engineers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $98K per year on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Instrumentation Engineers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$70,452 - $144,924

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$31.20 - $75.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$70,452 - $144,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,467  
Profit Sharing
$3,931 - $5,097  
Total Pay (?
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$73,192 - $154,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$31.20 - $75.42  
   
Overtime
$37.75 - $94.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,467  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,931 - $5,097  
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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$73,192 - $154,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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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Professional skills reported by Senior Instrumentation Engineers are few in number. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Engineering Design are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Instrumentation Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$105,000

Experienced
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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