A Process Engineer earns an average salary of $71,169 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$53,939 - $96,826
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$54K
$71K
$97K
MEDIAN: $71,169
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$15.57 - $42.57
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$16
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$43
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,939 - $96,826  
   
Bonus
$507 - $10,164  
Profit Sharing
$303.04 - $8,221  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$52,491 - $101,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,088
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $42.57  
   
Overtime
$23.15 - $50.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$507 - $10,164  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$303.04 - $8,221  
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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$52,491 - $101,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 401
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Job Description for Process Engineer

Every manufactured product undergoes certain processes before reaching the consumers, and process engineers are in charge of studying these processes within the context of chemical engineering. They evaluate efficiency, quality and safety of the process, and they make suggestions on how to improve the process when needed.

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Process Engineer Tasks

  • Lead project planning and project management of small capital upgrades to the plant.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
  • Analyze how process changes will effect overall production and the product.
  • Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,061

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Process Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Process Engineer?

Process Engineer in Berthoud:
"Age should not determine pay!"
Pros: It lets me use my creative thinking to solve problems. I'm always learning new things. I feel important sometimes. I have responsibilities.
Cons: Stressful, being micromanaged. Having to pick up slack of others. Going above and beyond and never being praised for it. Doing more than others who have been there longer and getting paid less because I'm younger so I must not know what I'm doing.

Process Engineer in Joplin:
"Not too shabby."
Pros: Working with the operators and making their jobs easier, less stressful and more rewarding.
Cons: I enjoy some equipment maintenance, but I have to do probably too much to put as much time as I would like into process improvement.

Process Engineer in Groton:
Pros: There is a lot of work and I hold a lot of responsibility. I look forward to advancing my experience and career. The people here are really nice.
Cons: My boss has really high expectations so the job can be a bit stressful.

Process Engineer in Pittsburgh:
"Great hands on job."
Pros: The everyday challenges of developing new processes and troubleshooting problems. And the feeling of success when something is created without issue.
Cons: The stress that comes with a timeline and budget.

Process Engineer in Matthews:
"Great work, Low pay."
Pros: It is hands off, great work, and a lot of improvements to be made. It is easy to make a difference right away.
Cons: Low pay, benefits are great, and after being there for a longer time, management tends to micromanage.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Process Engineer Salaries


Troubleshooting
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Six Sigma Green Belt
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$72,000

Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Lean Manufacturing
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Lean Process Engineering
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 636 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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