$80,530
Avg. Salary
$36.42
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,078

Bonus

$2,948

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Instrumentation Engineer is $36.42 per hour.

The average pay for an Instrumentation Engineer is $80,530 per year.

$21.44
10%
$36.42
50%
$65.89
90%
MEDIAN $36.42
$56k
10%
$81k
50%
$119k
90%
MEDIAN $80,530
$55,905 - $119,084
$56K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,530
10%
50%
90%

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$21.44 - $65.89
$21
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MEDIAN: $36.42
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$0$126K
Salary $55,905 - $119,084
Bonus $3.07 - $10,644
Profit Sharing $4.21 - $10,161
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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$53,197 - $126,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 313
Hourly Data $0$85
Hourly Rate $21.44 - $65.89
Overtime $28.03 - $85.01
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $3.07 - $10,644
Profit Sharing $4.21 - $10,161
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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$53,197 - $126,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.

Instrumentation Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$105K

$101,247

Common Career Paths for Instrumentation Engineer


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There are some Instrumentation Engineers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Instrumentation Engineers, where earnings are an average $98K annually.

Instrumentation Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Instrumentation Engineer


Instrumentation Engineers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Distributed Control Systems and Instrument Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Technical Specification and Engineering Design. It is often found that people who know Instrument Control are also skilled in Distributed Control Systems (DCS).

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

18%

National Average: $81,390

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Instrumentation Engineers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Instrumentation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+20 percent) and New Orleans (+13 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, New York is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Instrumentation Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Instrumentation Engineer?

Instrumentation Engineer in South Africa:
"Points to keep in mind as an Control & Instrument Engineer."
Be a team member and learn from the challenges as much as possible in the shortest time possible. You need to have patience as well. Be proactive and taken decisive action safely. Get yourself a mentor or two.

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Key Stats for Instrumentation Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

▲24%

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$81,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Instrumentation Engineer Salaries

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲31%



National Average
$81,000

Engineering Design
▼5%

Technical Specification
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%