Process Engineer Salary

A Process Engineer earns an average salary of $71,284 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$54,427 - $98,123
$54K
$72K
$98K
MEDIAN: $71,559
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50%
90%

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$16.22 - $44.58
$16
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.08
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$0$102K
Salary $54,427 - $98,123
Bonus $520 - $10,274
Profit Sharing $408 - $8,984
Commission $0.00 - $29,087
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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$53,042 - $102,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,060
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $16.22 - $44.58
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $23.24 - $51.32
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $520 - $10,274
Commission $0.00 - $29,087
Profit Sharing $408 - $8,984
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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$53,042 - $102,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 783

Job Description for Process Engineer

Every manufactured product undergoes certain processes before reaching the consumers, and process engineers are in charge of studying these processes within the context of chemical engineering. They evaluate efficiency, quality and safety of the process, and they make suggestions on how to improve the process when needed.

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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.

Process Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$144K

Intel Corporation
138 profiles
$87,998

$101,517

$67,922

$103,532

$72,756

$93,554

$87,880

$74,660

$82,647

$70,739

Common Career Paths for Process Engineer


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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Process Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 3,707 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $81,000 based on 1,273 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 714 salaries. A 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 $85,000 based on 336 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,696

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Process Engineer Reviews

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

Process Engineer in Jeanerette:
"Trouble shooting, Optimizing, Engineer design, project manag."
Pros: The people and the open nature of the work.
Cons: The hours, there is a lot of overtime required in this job.

Process Engineer in Berthoud:
"Age should not determine pay!"
Pros: It lets me use my creative thinking to solve problems. I'm always learning new things. I feel important sometimes. I have responsibilities.
Cons: Stressful, being micromanaged. Having to pick up slack of others. Going above and beyond and never being praised for it. Doing more than others who have been there longer and getting paid less because I'm younger so I must not know what I'm doing.

Process Engineer in Winston-Salem:
Pros: Flexibility, challenging, use of degree.
Cons: Corporate culture, stress level, management.

Process Engineer in Joplin:
"Not too shabby."
Pros: Working with the operators and making their jobs easier, less stressful and more rewarding.
Cons: I enjoy some equipment maintenance, but I have to do probably too much to put as much time as I would like into process improvement.

Process Engineer in Groton:
Pros: There is a lot of work and I hold a lot of responsibility. I look forward to advancing my experience and career. The people here are really nice.
Cons: My boss has really high expectations so the job can be a bit stressful.

Process Engineer in Leonia:
"Interesting."
Pros: Freedom to pursue projects I see as important to the company.
Cons: There is no structured mentorship from the senior engineers.

Process Engineer in Pittsburgh:
"Great hands on job."
Pros: The everyday challenges of developing new processes and troubleshooting problems. And the feeling of success when something is created without issue.
Cons: The stress that comes with a timeline and budget.

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Key Stats for Process Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1486 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Process Engineer Salaries

▲19%

▲17%

▲11%

National Average
$73,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Process Engineer Salaries






Process Improvement
▼0%

National Average
$73,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Lean Process Engineering
▼1%







▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1486 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%