Average Mid-Career Process Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Process Engineer is $81,359.
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$62k - $112k

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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, ExxonMobil Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc where the average pay is $97,065. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Intel Corporation and ExxonMobil Corporation, earning around $96,809 and $95,000, respectively. General Electric Co (GE) pays the lowest at around $70,733. W. L. Gore & Associates and PPG Industries, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $84,739 and $90,520, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

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

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 $64,741 based on 1,347 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,006 based on 5,750 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,383 based on 1,142 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,858.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.4% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (13.7% less), Cleveland, Ohio (9.9% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (1.4% less).

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