The average salary for a Mid-Career Process Engineer is $81,359.
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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. They evaluate procedures such as chemical interactions, equipment design, and the system performance involved with the manufacturing of that particular product. When processe…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Process Engineer
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
Chemical Process Engineering
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.
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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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