Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salary

Senior Instrumentation Engineers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $95K per year, but may range from $61K to $143K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Senior Instrumentation Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Senior Instrumentation Engineers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,525 - $133,195
$61K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,671
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50%
90%

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$20.43 - $75.50
$20
$39
$76
MEDIAN: $39.48
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50%
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$0$143K
Salary $60,525 - $133,195
Bonus $964 - $13,395
Profit Sharing $750
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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$60,987 - $143,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $20.43 - $75.50
Overtime $59.35
Annual Data $0$143K
Bonus $964 - $13,395
Profit Sharing $750
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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$60,987 - $143,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Instrumentation Engineer


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Senior Instrumentation Engineers who take a Control Systems Engineer role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Control Systems Engineers is usually $72K.

Senior Instrumentation Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,795

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Instrumentation Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

Senior Instrumentation Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Instrumentation Engineer?

Senior Instrumentation Engineer in Cardiff:
"Busy but satisfying."
Pros: Hugely varied, set own goals and decisions.
Cons: Never enough time to do a good Job.

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Key Stats for Senior Instrumentation Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲17%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Skills That Affect Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salaries



National Average
$98,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 6%
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