Instrumentation Engineer Salary

An Instrumentation Engineer earns an average salary of $79,266 per year. A skill in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is associated with high pay for this job.
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$55,124 - $116,433
$55K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,134
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90%

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$20.10 - $74.15
$20
$39
$74
MEDIAN: $39.41
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$0$126K
Salary $55,124 - $116,433
Bonus $0.00 - $11,425
Profit Sharing $6.79 - $10,304
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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$53,390 - $126,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $20.10 - $74.15
Overtime $24.73 - $96.96
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,425
Profit Sharing $6.79 - $10,304
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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$53,390 - $126,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

Job Description for Instrumentation Engineer

Instrumentation engineers are responsible for tasks relating to the creation and upkeep of instrumentation, usually in a factory or plant environment. This instrumentation helps to monitor and regulate processes so they work efficiently and accurately, and these engineers may also set up instrumentation to function for particular tasks; this is done by creating specifications and configuring the instrumentation so that it operates as necessary.

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Instrumentation Engineer Tasks

  • Supervises and trains project staff as needed.
  • Develop test requirements, specifications and systems, validation plans, reports and test procedures.
  • Inspects design projects to ensure conformance with test requirements and specifications.
  • Provide testability analysis and recommendation for project requirements.

Common Career Paths for Instrumentation Engineer


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Popular Skills for Instrumentation Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Instrumentation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Instrumentation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instrumentation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Instrumentation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 51 salaries. An Instrumentation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,622

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Key Stats for Instrumentation Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

▲23%

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$82,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲31%



National Average
$82,000

Engineering Design
▼5%

Technical Specification
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 14%