Process Development Engineer Salary

For Process Development Engineers, annual average wages total $76K per year. Total cash compensation to Process Development Engineers bottoms out near $55K and approaches $107K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the particular employer. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority (81 percent) of Process Development Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$57,962 - $101,850
$58K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,237
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$17.26 - $40.18
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MEDIAN: $29.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,962 - $101,850  
   
Bonus
$738 - $10,032  
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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$55,104 - $106,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.26 - $40.18  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $60.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$738 - $10,032  
   
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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$55,104 - $106,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 implement process technology for product manufacture.
  • Troubleshoot safety and quality problems, and make recommendations to mitigate problems.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Process Development Engineer


Survey results imply that Process Development Engineers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Product Development, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


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 for the relatively untried average out to around $73K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $85K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Process Development Engineers make a median salary of $95K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $105K on average.

Process Development Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Process Development Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Process Development Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

▲23%

▲10%

National Average
$77,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Process Development Engineer Salaries





National Average
$77,000


Project Management
▼7%

Biotechnology
▼12%

Stem Cell
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
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%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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