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Principal Process Development Engineer Salary

Principal Process Development Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $111K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Principal Process Development Engineers can bottom out near $82K or peak near $153K depending on individual performance. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. Most Principal Process Development Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$79,654 - $141,079
MEDIAN: $111,136

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$79,654 - $141,079  
$1,939 - $20,544  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $16,483  
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).
$82,489 - $152,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Job Description for Principal Process Development Engineer

  • Assist with analysis, evaluation and assessment leading to development of recommendations for system and process improvements.
  • Analyze feed, product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine appropriate designs and processes.
  • Analyze evaluations and quality assessments for proper implementation of programs, systems specifications and quality standards.

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


8 %
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 97%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 1%