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Process Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Process Engineer is $70,458 per year. A skill in Simulation is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$52,041 - $96,514
(Median)
$52K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $70,457
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50%
90%

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$15.45 - $48.44
(Median)
$15
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,041 - $96,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,045  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $9,854  
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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$51,283 - $101,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $48.44  
   
Overtime
$21.24 - $51.56  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $9,854  
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).
)
$51,283 - $101,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 453

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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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What is it like working as a Process Engineer?

Process Engineer in Chesterfield:
"Persevering Today To Be An Engineer Tomorrow."
Pros: Flexible for opportunity, vast areas to develop knowledge in, challenging.
Cons: Culture, stress level, lack of senior level experience.

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Experience Affects Process Engineer Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Process Engineer Salaries



Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
0%

Data Analysis
0%

Six Sigma Green Belt
0%

National Average
$72,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%



up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1171 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%