The average pay for a Principal Process Engineer is $108,559 per year. A skill in Chemical Process Engineering is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Principal Process Engineer Total Pay (?
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$78,695 - $142,481
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MEDIAN: $108,559
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Principal Process Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.21 - $87.78
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MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$78,695 - $142,481  
   
Bonus
$964 - $20,127  
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,583  
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).
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$82,472 - $151,097  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $87.78  
   
Overtime
$43.25 - $82.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$964 - $20,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$995 - $11,583  
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).
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$82,472 - $151,097  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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Job Description for Principal Process Engineer
  • Analyze feed, product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine appropriate designs and processes.
  • Assist with analysis, evaluation and assessment leading to development of recommendations for system and process improvements.
  • Analyze evaluations and quality assessments for proper implementation of programs, systems specifications and quality standards.
  • Write proposal sections relevant to process design.
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Experience Affects Principal Process Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$115,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Principal Process Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 15%
National Average
$115,000
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 67 votes.
Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
35%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 3%
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