Average Senior Instrumentation Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Instrumentation Engineer is $100,297.
MEDIAN $100,297
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$76k - $136k
$400 - $17k
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$1k - $5k
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$77k - $158k

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Job Description for Senior Instrumentation Engineer

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.

Career Paths

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Senior Instrumentation Engineer
Instrumentation Engineer
Lead Instrument Engineer
Control Systems Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Instrumentation Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Instrumentation Engineer

An early career Senior Instrumentation Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $89,011 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Senior Instrumentation Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,401 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Senior Instrumentation Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,227 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $113,500.

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