Process Development Engineer Salary

Pay for Process Development Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $76K per year. In the world of Process Development Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $57K and $104K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $8K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and experience level. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction for Process Development Engineers is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Process Development Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,016 - $100,787
$59K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,161
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$16.89 - $40.09
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$0$105K
Salary $59,016 - $100,787
Bonus $782 - $9,686
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $9,536
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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$58,997 - $105,203
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 257
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $16.89 - $40.09
Overtime $42.90
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $782 - $9,686
Profit Sharing $0.21 - $9,536
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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$58,997 - $105,203
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Process Development Engineer

The process development engineer is responsible for designing and developing processes to optimize process flow, reduce variability within the process, improve operating capabilities, and help ensure workers' safety. Their main objective is to identify, develop, verify, and validate processes from their early developmental stages straight to implementation. Additionally, a process development engineer evaluates and analyzes current processes and provides recommendations as needed.

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Process Development Engineer Tasks

  • Develop and implement process technology for product manufacture.
  • Troubleshoot safety and quality problems, and make recommendations to mitigate problems.
  • Develop and maintain engineering documents like PFDs, PIDs, and mass and energy balances.
  • Analyze and optimize processes for small- and large-scale equipment and goods.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Process Development Engineer


Popular Skills for Process Development Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Process Improvement, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Stem Cell and Project Management. Most people skilled in Manufacturing Process Engineering are similarly competent in Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Development Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Process Development Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Development Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Development Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Process Development Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 33 salaries. A Process Development Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,070

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

For those looking to make money, Process Development Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Process Development Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), San Jose (+21 percent), Boise (+21 percent), and San Francisco (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 20 percent south of the national average, can be found in Buffalo. Raleigh and Cambridge are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 19 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Process Development Engineer Reviews

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

Process Development Engineer in Fishkill:
"Great Learning, can be high pressure."
Pros: Immensely interesting. Fast paced, most advanced techology on the planet.
Cons: Polutical battles. Lots of workload if you are an active contributor.

Process Development Engineer in Fremont:
"I perform scale up studies for manufacturing pharmaceuticals."
Pros: The work I am doing is helping people with severe diseases. My job isn't too labor intensive. Work hours are generally flexible.
Cons: Developing a drug takes a long time. I dont get any perks at all. Management lacks the ability to see true potential. I am not given the ability to develop in a corporate sense.

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Key Stats for Process Development Engineer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Process Development Engineer Salaries

▲37%

▲23%

▲11%

National Average
$77,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Process Development Engineer Salaries


Biotechnology
▲3%


Manufacturing Process Engineering
▲2%

Product Development
▲1%

Engineering Design
▲1%

National Average
$77,000

Project Management
▼7%

Stem Cell
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 4%
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