Average Early-Career Process Engineer with Material Science Skills Salary

$70,893
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,096
Bonus
$4,845
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The average salary for an Early-Career Process Engineer with Material Science skills is $70,893.
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$54k
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$54k - $100k
Bonus
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$792 - $8k
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$54k - $104k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Process Engineers?

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

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 $67,281 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,885 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,243 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,874.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 55.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Santa Clara, California (34.0% more) and Fremont, California (28.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ithaca, New York (37.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 178 survey responses.
Entry Level
31.5%
Mid Career
42.7%
Experienced
18.0%
Late Career
7.9%