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Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salary

Senior Instrumentation Engineers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101K) surpassing six figures annually. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$69,833 - $141,066
(Median)
$70K
$94K
$140K
MEDIAN: $94,408
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$25.42 - $67.76
(Median)
$25
$53
$68
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,833 - $141,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
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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$69,720 - $150,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.42 - $67.76  
   
Overtime
$37.48 - $68.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
   
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).
)
$69,720 - $150,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Senior Instrumentation Engineer

Senior instrumentation engineers are the leaders of a team of instrumentation engineers. They are involved in the development, testing and repair of the myriad electronic tools businesses use to operate and facilitate all of their duties. This may be something common like a calculator or it may be a specifically designed machine that helps produce a particular item that a company manufactures.

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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 9 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Engineering Design and Project Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Instrumentation Engineers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$101,000

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
$101,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%