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Process Development Engineer Salary

The average Process Development Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $76K per year. Total cash compensation to Process Development Engineers bottoms out near $58K and approaches $105K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Process Development Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Process Development Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,030 - $100,700
(Median)
58K
76K
88K
100K
MEDIAN: $75,697
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$19.17 - $39.01
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,030 - $100,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,494  
Profit Sharing
$1,449 - $6,638  
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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$57,783 - $105,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.17 - $39.01  
   
Overtime
$27.37 - $54.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,494  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,449 - $6,638  
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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$57,783 - $105,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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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Popular Skills for Process Development Engineer


Process Development Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Engineering Design, Chemical Process Engineering, and Manufacturing Process Engineering 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. Most people familiar with 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.


Process Development Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $72K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $85K. Process Development Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Process Development Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $101K on average.

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Experience Affects Process Development Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%



National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Process Development Engineer Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Biotechnology
up arrow 13%

Stem Cell
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%