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Senior Principal Process Engineer Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Senior Principal Process Engineers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $123K per year. In the world of Senior Principal Process Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $29K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $21K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $85K and $170K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Principal Process Engineers. The vast majority (88 percent) of Senior Principal Process Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$81,414 - $156,125
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $115,888
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$18.97 - $147.95
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MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$81,414 - $156,125  
   
Bonus
$504 - $28,906  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $20,729  
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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$84,773 - $170,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.97 - $147.95  
   
Overtime
$33.53 - $86.90  
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$504 - $28,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$964 - $20,729  
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).
)
$84,773 - $170,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Many Senior Principal Process Engineers move into Senior Chemical Engineer roles. Senior Chemical Engineers on average make a little less than Senior Principal Process Engineers as their salaries are typically $103K a year. A lot of Senior Principal Process Engineers advance their careers by becoming Manufacturing Engineering Managers and Chemical Engineers. However, those positions offer $30K less and $51K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Principal Process Engineer


Survey takers who work as Senior Principal Process Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Engineering Design, Process Improvement, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. The majority of those who know Engineering Design also know Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Principal Process Engineers, 17 percent higher than the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries



National Average
$123,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 19%

Engineering Design
up arrow 16%

Process Improvement
up arrow 13%

National Average
$123,000

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%