Average Process Engineer Salary

$73,061
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,646
Bonus
$5,500
Commission
$2,969
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The average salary for a Process Engineer is $73,061.
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$57k
MEDIAN
$73k
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$101k
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$57k - $101k
Bonus
$987 - $10k
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$508 - $10k
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$509 - $15k
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$55k - $106k
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What Do Process Engineers Do?

Process Engineer Tasks
  • Analyze how process changes will effect overall production and the product.
  • Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.
  • Lead project planning and project management of small capital upgrades to the plant.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Job Satisfaction for Process Engineer

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, Applied Materials Inc and W. L. Gore & Associates. Reported salaries are highest at ExxonMobil Corporation where the average pay is $102,759. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Applied Materials Inc and Intel Corporation, earning around $102,221 and $84,474, respectively. Corning Incorporated pays the lowest at around $70,771. Georgia-Pacific Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,419 and $76,812, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Process Engineers?

Skills in Process Improvement, Chemical Process Engineering, Project Management and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Process Engineering.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineers?

An entry-level Process Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,289 based on 1,272 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,596 based on 5,720 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,520 based on 2,382 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,470 based on 1,016 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,375.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 30.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (18.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (3.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,977 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.6%
Early Career
52.1%
Mid Career
21.7%
Experienced
9.3%
Late Career
5.3%