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.
|Salary||$107,265 - $176,753|
|Bonus||$3,064 - $37,330|
|Total Pay (||$111,462 - $204,616|
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.Read More...
Senior principal process engineers must develop strong business relationships with vendors and provide expert knowledge of strict safety procedures, and may use protective gear when configuring new equipment. They must observe processes to identify deficiencies and minimize wasted resources, and strong interpersonal skills are important to motivate groups of employees to achieve engineering goals in a timely manner. They also assess the efficient applications of technology and equipment to fulfill business objectives as necessary and provide analytical methods to optimize quality control. Senior principal process engineers also help to oversee the correct development of roll-outs and write documentation for future reference and training purposes, as well as validate new devices to introduce new products to the market and utilize feedback from clients and other staff to modify existing processes.
A bachelor's degree in process engineering or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in an engineering capacity is highly beneficial. Industry and leadership certifications are also helpful.
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
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.
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.
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