$122,668
Avg. Salary
$80.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$13,365

Bonus

$5,057

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Principal Process Engineer is $80.00 per hour.

The median Principal Process Engineer has a base pay of $122,668. Salaries generally range from $89k to $154k. The median bonus is $13,365. Skills that can affect salary include Manufacturing Process Engineering, Project Management, Chemical Process Engineering, Engineering Design, Process Improvement.
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$80.00
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$125.00
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MEDIAN $80.00
$89k
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90%
MEDIAN $122,668
$89,445 - $153,948
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MEDIAN: $122,668
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$60.00 - $125
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$0$175K
Salary $89,445 - $153,948
Bonus $3,973 - $25,639
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,727
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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$92,466 - $175,758
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 337
Hourly Data $0$125
Hourly Rate $60.00 - $125
Overtime $63.93
Annual Data $0$175K
Bonus $3,973 - $25,639
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,727
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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$92,466 - $175,758
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

Job Description for Principal Process Engineer

Principal process engineers are responsible for analyzing process technologies and proposal support for engineering activities for their organization. These individuals are organized and have strong analytical skills to plan and implement different principal processes for engineering services or creation of products. They participate in the development of strict schedules, guidelines, and budgets for their departments. They work with other engineers to find ways to improve processes and find innovative solutions for determining priorities.

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Principal Process Engineer Tasks
  • Analyze evaluations and quality assessments for proper implementation of programs, systems specifications and quality standards.
  • Write proposal sections relevant to process design.
  • Analyze feed, product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine appropriate designs and processes.
  • Assist with analysis, evaluation and assessment leading to development of recommendations for system and process improvements.

Common Career Paths for Principal Process Engineer


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Principal Process Engineers often transition into a Senior Principal Process Engineer position. Senior Principal Process Engineers report a slightly lower median income of $112K. Principal Process Engineers most often move into positions as Chemical Engineers or Principal Process Development Engineers. Chemical Engineers actually earn $60K less on average, however, and Principal Process Development Engineers earn $24K less per year than Principal Process Engineers do.

Principal Process Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Principal Process Engineer


Principal Process Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Process Improvement, Engineering Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. For most people, competency in Chemical Process Engineering indicates knowledge of Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Process Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Principal Process Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Process Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Process Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Principal Process Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 77 salaries. A Principal Process Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

24%

National Average: $133,923

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

With a pay rate for Principal Process Engineers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession.

Principal Process Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Principal Process Engineer?

Principal Process Engineer in Houston:
"Good work ethic hot climate."
Pros: Mild Winters No State Icome Tax
Cons: Hot Summers

Principal Process Engineer in Birmingham:
"Relationships."
It's more about building relationships than technical know-how.

Principal Process Engineer in San Diego:
"An advisor and cross functional team player."
Pros: Establishing work strategy and planning to the given projects.
Cons: "thats how we used to d it"

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Key Stats for Principal Process Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
44%

Experience Affects Principal Process Engineer Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$134,000

▼4%

▼17%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Skills That Affect Principal Process Engineer Salaries


Process Improvement
▲11%



National Average
$134,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%