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Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salary

On average, Senior Instrumentation Engineers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($98K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Senior Instrumentation Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$70,769 - $143,513
(Median)
$71K
$98K
$140K
MEDIAN: $97,638
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50%
90%

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$25.25 - $66.13
(Median)
$25
$47
$66
MEDIAN: $46.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$70,769 - $143,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,226  
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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$70,563 - $150,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.25 - $66.13  
   
Overtime
$37.48 - $66.66  
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 - $20,226  
   
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).
)
$70,563 - $150,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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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Senior Instrumentation Engineers report a narrow range of specific skills. Project Management and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Project Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Engineering Design.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Instrumentation Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 13 percent. Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$103,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$103,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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