Average Instrumentation Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation Skills Salary

$81,197
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,087
Bonus
$3,904
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The average salary for an Instrumentation Engineer with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation skills is $81,197.
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$59k
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$81k
50%
$107k
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MEDIAN $81,197
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United States (change)
Salary
$59k - $107k
Bonus
$0 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$56k - $127k

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Job Description for Instrumentation Engineer

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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 Project Management, Microsoft Excel and Engineering Design.

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 $71,740 based on 14 salaries. An early career Instrumentation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,734 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Instrumentation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,682 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Instrumentation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,419 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,000.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 103 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.6%
Early Career
28.2%
Mid Career
28.2%
Experienced
14.6%
Late Career
15.5%