Senior Principal Process Engineer Salary

Compensation for Senior Principal Process Engineers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($121K). Overall incomes of Senior Principal Process Engineers generally bottom out at around $89K and peak near $173K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $29K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The vast majority of Senior Principal Process Engineers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$87,894 - $164,482

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$87,894 - $164,482  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $28,803  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $28,806  
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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$89,311 - $173,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Job Description for Senior Principal Process Engineer

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Principal Process Engineer


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Senior Principal Process Engineers who move into a Senior Chemical Engineer role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Senior Chemical Engineers earn $103K. A lot of Senior Principal Process Engineers advance their careers by becoming Manufacturing Engineering Managers and Chemical Engineers. However, those positions offer $37K less and $60K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Principal Process Engineer


Senior Principal Process Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Simulation, Engineering Design, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Senior Principal Process Engineers that is 14 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession.

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Experience Affects Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries


National Average
$131,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 14%

Simulation
up arrow 14%

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Process Improvement
up arrow 5%

National Average
$131,000

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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