$78,465
Avg. Salary
$28.95
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,962

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Process Development Engineer is $28.95 per hour.

The average pay for a Process Development Engineer is $78,465 per year.

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$17.44
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$28.95
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$39.82
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MEDIAN $28.95
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$59k
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$104k
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MEDIAN $78,465
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$0$108K
Salary $59,450 - $104,320
Bonus $983 - $10,284
Profit Sharing $3.70 - $9,757
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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$58,197 - $108,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 528
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $17.44 - $39.82
Overtime $34.46 - $60.00
Annual Data $0$108K
Bonus $983 - $10,284
Profit Sharing $3.70 - $9,757
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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$58,197 - $108,893
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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.

Process Development Engineer Job Listings

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: $78,997

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 Berkeley:
"Diverse surroundings, cutting edge science."
Pros: There are so many different types of businesses that add to such color to the area - anything from a pho restaurant, to a teak furniture store, to a north face factory outlet, to several acclaimed breweries/cellars (great for happy hours), to steel mills -- you name it
Cons: Too many RVs parked outside taking up our limited parking spaces.

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
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Process Development Engineer Salaries

▲33%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$79,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Process Development Engineer Salaries



Biotechnology
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼1%

Product Development
▼1%

Engineering Design
▼1%

Project Management
▼9%

Stem Cell
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 7%