Process Development Engineer Salary

Process Development Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $77K annually. In the world of Process Development Engineers, overall income ranges from $55K near the bottom to $106K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Process Development Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,328 - $101,170
$58K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,032
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$17.13 - $40.27
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MEDIAN: $29.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,328 - $101,170  
   
Bonus
$727 - $9,920  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$55,380 - $106,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.13 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$17.72 - $60.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$727 - $9,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$55,380 - $106,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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 suggest that Process Development Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Process Improvement, 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 and Project Management. Those proficient in Manufacturing Process Engineering are, more often than not, also skilled in Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Development Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Process Development Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Development Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Development Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Process Development Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 33 salaries. A Process Development Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,147

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Process Development Engineers will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Process Development Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), San Jose (+20 percent), Boise (+20 percent), and San Francisco (+12 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Process Development Engineer's salary, with Buffalo Process Development Engineers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers in Raleigh and Cambridge also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Process Development Engineer Salaries

▲35%

▲22%

▲10%

National Average
$78,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Process Development Engineer Salaries



Biotechnology
▲1%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼0%

Product Development
▼0%

Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Project Management
▼8%

Stem Cell
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%