Men account for the majority of Senior Principal Process Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $132K annually. Most Senior Principal Process Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.

$106,605 - $179,384
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MEDIAN: $131,591
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$106,605 - $179,384  
   
Bonus
$1,600 - $36,973  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$110,037 - $198,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

  • 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 take a Senior Chemical Engineer role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Senior Chemical Engineers is usually $104K. Many Senior Principal Process Engineers advance into roles as Manufacturing Engineering Managers or Chemical Engineers, but the median salaries are $44K lower and $68K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Principal Process Engineer


Survey results suggest that Senior Principal Process Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Chemical Process Engineering, Simulation, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Process Improvement. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $139,655

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With a pay rate for Senior Principal Process Engineers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession.

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Key Stats for Senior Principal Process Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
070
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
70%
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Experience Affects Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries



National Average
$140,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 23%

Simulation
up arrow 7%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

National Average
$140,000

Process Improvement
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
70%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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