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Average Process Engineer with Process Improvement Skills Salary in San Diego, California

$75,174
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,313
Bonus
$8,500
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The average salary for a Process Engineer with Process Improvement skills in San Diego, California is $75,174.
10%
$64k
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$75k
90%
$103k
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What Do Process Engineers Do?

Process Engineer Tasks
  • Lead project planning and project management of small capital upgrades to the plant.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
  • Analyze how process changes will effect overall production and the product.
  • Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.

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What Are Popular Skills for Process Engineers?

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

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 $72,090 based on 6 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,016 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,424 based on 11 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 25.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (18.2% more) and Austin, Texas (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (5.1% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 47 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
63.8%
Mid Career
23.4%