Process Engineer Salary (United States)

A Process Engineer earns an average salary of $70,061 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Process Engineer Total Pay (?
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$51,561 - $96,061
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MEDIAN: $70,061
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Process Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.75 - $47.86
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,561 - $96,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$710 - $9,983  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$50,668 - $100,945  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,701
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.75 - $47.86  
   
Overtime
$21.22 - $51.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,500  
Profit Sharing
$710 - $9,983  
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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$50,668 - $100,945  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,701
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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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Process Engineer Reviews

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
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$72,000
Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1066 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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