Principal Process Development Engineer Salary

Principal Process Development Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $114K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Principal Process Development Engineers runs from $92K to $156K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $23K and profit sharing that can reach almost $17K. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Men account for the majority of Principal Process Development Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. The majority of Principal Process Development Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$87,352 - $144,465
MEDIAN: $114,227

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$87,352 - $144,465  
$1,000 - $23,399  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $16,886  
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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).
$92,072 - $155,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Experience Affects Principal Process Development Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 98%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 1%