Average Process Development Engineers in the United States make around $77K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Process Development Engineers can bottom out near $55K or peak near $108K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Process Development Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Process Development Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,639 - $102,837
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$58K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,431
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$15.55 - $40.13
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,639 - $102,837  
   
Bonus
$750 - $10,337  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,877  
Total Pay (?
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$55,151 - $108,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $40.13  
   
Overtime
$17.44 - $63.62  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$750 - $10,337  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,877  
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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$55,151 - $108,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Process Development Engineer

The process development engineer is responsible for designing and developing processes to optimize process flow, reduce variability within the process, improve operating capabilities, and help ensure workers' safety. Their main objective is to identify, develop, verify, and validate processes from their early developmental stages straight to implementation. Additionally, a process development engineer evaluates and analyzes current processes and provides recommendations as needed.

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Process Development Engineer Tasks

  • Develop and maintain engineering documents like PFDs, PIDs, and mass and energy balances.
  • Analyze and optimize processes for small- and large-scale equipment and goods.
  • Develop and implement process technology for product manufacture.
  • Troubleshoot safety and quality problems, and make recommendations to mitigate problems.

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Process Development Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Process Improvement, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Stem Cell, Biotechnology, and Project Management. The majority of those who know Manufacturing Process Engineering also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Development Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Process Development Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $72K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Process Development Engineers make a median salary of $98K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $106K.

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What is it like working as a Process Development Engineer?

Process Development Engineer in Fremont:
"I perform scale up studies for manufacturing pharmaceuticals."
Pros: The work I am doing is helping people with severe diseases. My job isn't too labor intensive. Work hours are generally flexible.
Cons: Developing a drug takes a long time. I dont get any perks at all. Management lacks the ability to see true potential. I am not given the ability to develop in a corporate sense.

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Experience Affects Process Development Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%



National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Process Development Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Biotechnology
up arrow 13%

Stem Cell
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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