Senior Principal Process Engineer Salary

Compensation for Senior Principal Process Engineers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($131K). The vast majority (87 percent) of Senior Principal Process Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$107,265 - $176,753
$110K
$130K
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MEDIAN: $130,920
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$107,265 - $176,753  
   
Bonus
$3,064 - $37,330  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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$111,462 - $204,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Senior Principal Process Engineer

Senior principal process engineers are responsible for organizing and implementing processes in a production environment for their organizations, including creating process strategies and utilizing a range of resources. They typically use a personal computer to log process information, research engineering techniques, and prepare complex reports about their progress, and they work in an office/production environment depending on project requirements. They also use specialized engineering processes to identify opportunities to increase revenue, use less company resources, and promote new products or services.

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Senior Principal Process Engineer Tasks

  • Provide support and technical assistance for investment projects to ensure product quality and optimal cost-effective strategies are utilized.
  • Recommend process equipment to improve existing technology and enhance production.
  • Suggest ideas for improvements, expansions, cost reduction, or production increase and availability.

Common Career Paths for Senior Principal Process Engineer


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As Senior Principal Process Engineers make advancements to positions like Senior Chemical Engineer, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Senior Chemical Engineers make $104K. Senior Principal Process Engineers most often advance into Manufacturing Engineering Manager and Chemical Engineer positions even though the median salaries are $45K lower and $68K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Principal Process Engineer


Senior Principal Process Engineers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Simulation, Engineering Design, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management and Process Improvement. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $140,209

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

For Senior Principal Process Engineers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average.

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Key Stats for Senior Principal Process Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
70%
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Experience Affects Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries

▼0%

National Average
$140,000

▼1%

Mid-Career
▼21%

Skills That Affect Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries


Simulation
▲7%


National Average
$140,000

Process Improvement
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
70%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 7%
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