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Principal Process Development Engineer Salary

An average Principal Process Development Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $113K per year. Overall cash earnings for Principal Process Development Engineers stretch from $87K on the lower end to $155K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $22K from bonuses and $17K from profit sharing. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Principal Process Development Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$83,012 - $143,914
MEDIAN: $112,589

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$83,012 - $143,914  
$1,947 - $22,412  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $16,886  
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).
$86,943 - $155,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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 21 votes.


11 %
89 %

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: 82% employee benefits None: 1%