Average Instrumentation Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Instrumentation Engineer is $81,760.
MEDIAN $81,760
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$57k - $119k
$3 - $15k
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$7 - $10k
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$54k - $129k

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Popular Skills for Instrumentation Engineer

Skills in Instrument Control and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Instrumentation Engineer

An entry-level Instrumentation Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,781 based on 63 salaries. An early career Instrumentation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,819 based on 152 salaries. A mid-career Instrumentation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,362 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Instrumentation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,063 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,843.
Employees with Instrumentation Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Beaumont, Texas (28.1% more) and Houston, Texas (18.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tullahoma, Tennessee (21.9% less) and Seattle, Washington (1.0% less).

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