Average Process Engineer Salary

$72,364
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,125
Bonus
$7,241
Commission
$2,918
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Process Engineer is $72,364.
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MEDIAN $72,364
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Salary
$55k - $100k
Bonus
$964 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$498 - $10k
Commission
$0 - $30k
Total Pay
$54k - $104k

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Job Description for Process Engineer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, Applied Materials Inc and Corning Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at ExxonMobil Corporation where the average pay is $103,373. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Applied Materials Inc and Intel Corporation, earning around $103,304 and $86,084, respectively. Corning Incorporated pays the lowest at around $70,712. Georgia-Pacific Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,336 and $75,960, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer

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 $64,645 based on 2,639 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,798 based on 5,803 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,737 based on 2,469 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,737 based on 1,243 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,657.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (19.2% more) and San Jose, California (16.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,765 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.7%
Early Career
45.5%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
9.7%
Late Career
4.8%